Are they two consenting adults in love, or is it sexual harassment and exploitation?
A more stringent regulation, which would have banned romance between all professors and undergraduates, was voted down.
"He'd receive all these calls from students who were having a crush on him," said Ms. "He was always very honorable and said, 'Thank you very much, but I don't have relationships with students.' Not all professors were that honorable.
Certainly these situations presented themselves, and sometimes the professor had the maturity and morals to handle it, and sometimes he didn't," she said.
A survey of Westchester colleges and universities revealed that no formal policies addressing faculty-student dating are in place, but many schools said that a prohibition against such relationships is implicit in other policies regulating professional conduct.