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This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996.To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Are they two consenting adults in love, or is it sexual harassment and exploitation?Professional Conduct A relationship between a student and a young faculty member or teaching assistant who is finishing his or her master's degree, is single and close in age to that student, may present a different scenario from that between a student and an older, married faculty member, said Terrell V.Kolodzinski, dean of students on the Pleasantville-Briarcliff campus of Pace University."There are many variables in a situation like this," Dean Kolodzinski said.A more stringent regulation, which would have banned romance between all professors and undergraduates, was voted down.A survey of Westchester colleges and universities revealed that no formal policies addressing faculty-student dating are in place, but many schools said that a prohibition against such relationships is implicit in other policies regulating professional conduct."We view this kind of relationship as inappropriate," said James Bryan, Dean of Students at Manhattanville College.In fact, the more problematic ones are the ones that seem consensual.Everyone brings up the case of the long-term, happy relationship, but that's a rarity.
It is precisely because this type of relationship is apparently consensual that regulation becomes problematic.
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.
' It Is Going On' Most administrators at colleges in the county said that faculty-student dating was not a problem on their particular campuses. Several pointed out that administrators were not likely to hear any complaints, given that there were no strong policies prohibiting such relationships in the first place."How can administrators say it doesn't happen?
" asked Alexandra Passas, an Environmental Studies major at SUNY Purchase.