Students study at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library in this promo shot from the university’s site.
After mulling over the issue for many years, the powers that be at Yale University have decided to ban sexual relationships between faculty members and undergraduate students, regardless of whether those students ever take their classes. —KA
Yale Alumni Magazine:
The new policy, announced to faculty in November and incorporated into the updated faculty handbook in January, is “an idea whose time has come,” says Deputy Provost Charles Long, who has advocated the ban since 1983.
In his decades at Yale, Long has seen many faculty-student romances. Most turn out fine, he says, but others are destructive to students. “I think we have a responsibility to protect students from behavior that is damaging to them and to the objectives for their being here.”