Following the recent release of recommendations that would change how the University of Illinois handles cases of sexual harassment and misconduct, the Board of Trustees voted to support those proposals. However, there is no timeline for implementation of the reforms.
Illinois Public Media spoke with Professor Lesley Wexler, who served on the task force that was focused on a consensual relationship policy. She said allowing student-faculty relationships can be "destructive for students who receive the message that they’re not just there for their education."
“It’s easier to take action when it's backed up with clear enforceable policy,” she said.
"Even in a setting where a sexual advance might not be unwanted by a student the relationship can still be problematic," she said, speaking about her own opinion on the matter.
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