What is the Role of Post-Secondary Institutions in Addressing Student-Instructor Relationships?

In Courage to Act’s Comprehensive Guide to Campus GBV Complaints, personal relationships between instructors and students is identified as one in a series of “unsettled questions” requiring a national conversation that considers the intersections of power dynamics, consent, and conflicts of interest. Informed by an expert panel and members of the Courage to Act team, this whitepaper shares perspectives of PSIs, students, and instructors. It offers four recommendations for PSIs to address this issue.