Within the Dental School, mentoring and collegial relationships develop between students and faculty, staff and administrators as a valuable, constructive part of the academic process. Persons in positions of influence over students (e.g., faculty and staff) have a professional responsibility to maintain appropriate boundaries and not to abuse, nor seem to abuse, the power with which they are entrusted. Dating between faculty and students is strongly discouraged. Persons in positions of influence over a student must disclose to the Dean of the Dental School, or to the Dean’s designee, relationships which could suggest, or appear to suggest, questionable standards of professional conduct so that measures may be put in place to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Approved by Executive Board: 10/1/02