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Statement on Personal Relationships

The mission of Rhode Island College promotes a caring community in which relationships among faculty, staff, and students are respectful.  There are no laws or policies forbidding romantic or sexual relationships between any members of the RIC community.  However, romantic or sexual relationships in the workplace, where a professional power differential exists, are strongly discouraged. Such relationships are potentially detrimental to the working and learning environment, even when such relationships appear, or are believed to be, consensual.

Endorsed by the Council of Rhode Island College on October 9, 2009.

Page last updated: December 3, 2009