Policy on Amorous Relationships

Responsibility for the interpretation and enforcement of the University’s Policy on Amorous Relationships rests with Purdue University’s Vice President for Ethics and Compliance. This policy is closely aligned with the University’s Anti-Harassment Policy. This policy states in part:

Purdue University prohibits amorous relationships between a student and any Purdue employee who has educational responsibility over the student, and supervisors and subordinates where there is a supervisory or evaluative relationship between the parties. Individuals engaged in an amorous relationship in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action ranging from a written reprimand up to and including termination.

Individuals engaged in an amorous relationship prior to the existence of a supervisory or evaluative relationship within the educational and/or employment context, or who find themselves entering into such a relationship, have a duty to report the existence of the amorous relationship to the department or unit head who must ensure that arrangements are made to sever the supervisory or evaluative relationship between the parties.