Consensual Amorous Sexual Relationships Policy

Board Policy 8.002

Delta College is committed to fostering an educational and work climate characterized by professional and ethical behavior free of discrimination, unlawful harassment, and/or conflicts of interest.  Amorous relationships, defined for this policy as consensual relationships of a romantic or sexual nature, between employees and/or other persons within the College, may impair or undermine the learning and/or work environments.  Accordingly, it is the policy of Delta College to prohibit any of its employees from exercising authority over other persons with whom the employee has, or has had, an amorous relationship and prohibits amorous relationships between any employee with any student(s) enrolled at Delta College regard less of the student’s age, consent except as otherwise described herein, or the employee’s authority or evaluative role over the student.  Delta College does not tolerate discrimination based on sex, gender identity, gender orientation or any other legally protected classification, nor sexual harassment, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct in violation of Michigan or federal laws.

    1. Marriages between College employees and Delta College students and relationships that exist prior to employment with Delta College or enrollment as a Delta College student are excluded under this policy.
    2. Employees who violate this policy are subject to discipline, up to and including dismissal.
    3. This policy is not intended to prohibit a consensual dating relationship between individuals whose primary roles at Delta College are as regular full-or part-time students, one or both of whom may work at Delta College as a student employee.

Board Action 5378 – April 6, 2021
Board Action 5201 – November 14, 2017