Case values inclusion, trust, and respect as beneficial for the working and learning environment of faculty, staff, and students. Given the amount of time we all spend together on campus, it's inevitable that romantic and sexual relationships will occur. Even if these relationships are consensual, they raise serious concerns about the validity of the consent, conflicts of interest, and preferential treatment.
In an effort to address these concerns, the university created the Consensual Relationship Policy. The purpose of the Consensual Relationship Policy is to:
- Give everyone the opportunity for a positive academic and work experience at Case;
- Raise awareness about relationships that may detract from a positive academic and work experience;
- Provide a process for managing work-related aspects of relationships;
- Inform all members of the university community that they are required to abide by the university Consensual Relationship Policy.