Sudents dating professors
I can understand certain circumstances where the professor appears almost God-like and therefore is highly regarded by the student.
The young person can feel in love and can fall prey to any manipulation on the part of the professor," he said. Cancro said that under such circumstances it is the professor's responsibility to maintain the boundaries of the relationship.
"Just as there is a transference of emotion to the therapist, there is also a transference of emotion to the professor.
Everyone brings up the case of the long-term, happy relationship, but that's a rarity.
What you are really trying to do is smoke out the professor who every semester picks up a student to have a relationship with -- the habitual offender," she said.
"While it isn't specifically addressed in our regulations, I do think that we would find a faculty-student relationship ruled out tacitly by our other policies, particularly with respect to sexual harassment and notions of professional conduct," he said.
A Gray Area Representatives from the State University of New York at Purchase, Marymount College, Sarah Lawrence College, Pace University, Westchester Community College, Iona College and Mercy College also said that such relationships were discouraged by the administration though not specifically addressed in college policies.