Dating Policy 423.02

Johnson County Community College
Series: 400 Personnel
Section: Employee Conduct and Performance

The greatest amount of academic freedom and collegiality between those in authority and those supervised by others is encouraged on this campus. It is, however, important to draw clear boundaries where potential compromised situations may develop.

Situations of sexual harassment have been clearly defined, but social relationships have some blurred boundaries. Both teaching and work relationships have potential to create disharmony.

It is considered unethical for a faculty member to have social/personal relationships during the time of course enrollment that go beyond the bounds of a teaching-learning focus. All dating or sexual relationships are to be avoided.

It is considered unethical for a supervisor to date or attempt to date an employee in his or her area of supervision.

Date of Adoption: 05/15/2003