In the University community, where people work, study and live, personal relationships are not uncommon. However, some relationships may potentially create a risk of harassment or conflict of interest. In order to avoid such conflict or the appearance of a conflict of interest, Princeton has established policies that address relationships that may ultimately pose conflict issues.
Relationships involving individuals in a supervisor-subordinate employment relationship (e.g., being directly or indirectly supervised or evaluated) are addressed in the University’s Nepotism and Personal Relationships in the Workplace Policy.
Relationships involving individuals in a teacher-student relationship (e.g., being directly or indirectly taught, supervised or evaluated) are addressed in the University’s Consensual Relations with Students Policy.