UF Wants To Set Rules For Student, Faculty Relationships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s new president says it’s time to clarify rules regarding romantic relationships between students and faculty.

Harvard recently became the latest school to ban such relationships, joining other schools such as Yale and Stanford. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education is investigating 90 schools about claims of sexual harassment.

Florida isn’t one of the schools being investigated by federal officials. But President Kent Fuchs tells WCBJ-TV that he wants to set “very clear guidelines for students and faculty” about romantic relationships.

Fuchs says he plans to meet with the faculty senate, college deans and department chairs to begin discussing those guidelines.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.