This policy serves to uphold the university’s high standards of professional and ethical conduct, specifically with respect to interpersonal relationships. The intent of this policy is to provide assurance that all students and employees are able to learn or work in an environment where they can be objectively supervised, instructed, or evaluated.
A relationship when two individuals voluntarily engage in a romantic partnership
OIED will oversee the development, approval and monitoring of a conflict management plan to avoid a policy violation.
Upon hire (new employee) or academic enrollment (student), or a change in an individual’s status, an individual has a duty to disclose the conflict of interest by contacting the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). Failure to disclose in a timely manner shall constitute a violation of this policy.
Responsibility that includes, but is not limited to, teaching a course; directing an independent study, thesis, or dissertation; participating on a graduate advisory committee; employing a teaching or research assistant; making decisions regarding grades, honors, or degrees; considering disciplinary action for a student; or any other action that assesses, determines, or influences academic performance, progress, or potential.
A decision that includes, but is not limited to, one relating to the search, selection, or appointment of an individual to employment; establishing the terms and conditions of employment; determining compensation; evaluating work performance; voting for or otherwise considering reappointment, promotion, or tenure; issuing disciplinary action; or any other action that assesses, determines, or influences work performance, career progress, or other employment status.
A relationship between two related persons Anyone living in the same household or whose relationship is so closely identified with another as to suggest a conflict
Prohibited conduct includes improper relationships with students, sharing authority for employment decisions for an employee with whom the individual has an amorous or familial relationship, requiring or requesting a subordinate student or employee to perform a task or duty that is unrelated to the student’s academic program or to the employee’s job responsibilities and that would be of personal benefit to the University employee
Violations of POL 04.20.06 will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal
Contact OIED: https://diversity.ncsu.edu/ Employee Relations – Human Resources: https://er.hr.ncsu.edu/ Office of General Counsel: https://generalcounsel.ncsu.edu/