Harvard University has instituted a total ban on professors having sex with undergraduate students, strengthening language it said didnâ€™t reflect expectations on relationships between faculty members and students.
Harvard says in a statement released Thursday the change comes as part of a review of its policy on Title IX, the federal civil rights law prohibiting sex discrimination in education.
A Harvard committee determined the universityâ€™s existing language on â€œrelationships of unequal statusâ€ didnâ€™t meet expectations on what constitutes an â€œappropriate relationshipâ€ between faculty members and undergraduates.
The universityâ€™s policy previously prohibited professors from having sex with students under their direct supervision. The policy now specifically bans professors and undergraduates from having any romantic or sexual involvements. –AP