No dating policy at school
This policy is not intended to apply to marriage relationships.
Refer to HOP 5-1260 - Employment of Close Relatives (Nepotism), for information concerning these types of relationships.
Perhaps the thought of all those sweet young couples slow dancing under paper streamers coaxes a nostalgic sigh or two. If you’re the parent of a child who has recently started middle school, get ready for a decidedly new dating scene.
Yes, the prom as we knew it still exists, but even its drama pales in comparison to today’s boy-girl relationship issues.
Exemptions to any of these provisions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be approved by the Senior Associate Vice President - Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, wit input from the supervisor(s) of the individual(s) involved.
Questions about the application or effect of this policy to an existing or potential relationship should be directed to OIE, HR and/or the EVPP.
Most experts and parents consulted for this article say group “dates” to the mall, movies or even a friend’s house are fine as long as they’re supervised, even if it means just being in the same shopping center.
A written plan developed as provided in this policy that mitigates the conflict of interest and the potential for exploitation or the appearance of exploitation or favoritism created by the consensual relationship and which plan is acknowledged and signed by the parties involved.
An individual associated with the University in a capacity other than as a student or employee who has access to University resources through a contractual arrangement or other association that has been reviewed and approved in accordance with guidelines established by Human Resources ("HR"), the Executive Vice President and Provost ("EVPP"), or the Vice President for Research.
The University of Texas at Austin ("University") is committed to maintaining an academic community (including associated teaching, research, working and athletic environments) free from conflicts of interest, favoritism, and exploitation.
This policy addresses romantic relationships and/or sexual interactions that, although consensual, may create actual and perceived conflicts of interests, and create the possibility for exploitation or favoritism.
Ed Parrish, a banker and father of four from Graham, has noticed that his 13-year-old son has started asking his older sister if her friend’s younger sister can join her on visits to the Parrish home. Sometimes, his son will go to the movies with guy friends and “meet up” with a group of girls from school, Parrish says.