Consensual Relationships

Campus policy SAAP 5-1 governs consensual romantic or sexual relationships where a power differential exists. The policy absolutely forbids instructors to commence consensual relationships that are romantic, physically intimate, or sexual in nature with students currently under their instruction. There are additional provisions that require reporting of consensual relationships under other circumstances. All assistants should familiarize themselves with the professional boundaries required for all consensual relationships as defined in UWM’s policy, and the notifications that can be required if consensual relationships occur.