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Personal Relationships

Sexual or romantic relationships between employees and students are strictly prohibited. Sexual or romantic relationships between employees at different levels of authority at Wentworth are strongly discouraged because such relationships often cause substantial problems for both Wentworth and the individuals involved. These relationships may affect the morale of faculty or staff by fostering actual or perceived favoritism. In addition, the different levels of authority between the parties increase the risk of abuse or harassment. For these reasons, neither party to a sexual or romantic relationship may participate in formal or informal supervision, review, or evaluation of the other. Wentworth will also alter the work responsibilities of parties to a sexual or romantic relationship to limit, within Wentworth’s discretion, the professional contact between those parties. Wentworth expects all faculty and staff to act with discretion and maturity in their workplace relationships. Please report any concerns or violations to the Interim Vice President of Human Resources, Williston Hall Room 201A, via email at keeneym@wit.edu or by calling (617) 989-4149.