Suzanne Kessler, Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Purchase."But most of what we're talking about is not what falls under a strict definition of sexual harassment.
Someone could tell someone who could tell someone's parents and next thing you know charges, while baseless, could be filed.
This is incredibly difficult to place down into words because of the shameful nature of what I have done.
Following the graduation of one of my students, who is 18 years old, we began seeing each other socially.
Instances where a professor demands sexual favors for a grade or recommendation clearly constitute sexual harassment, for which there are policies and sanctions already established.
But many administrators refer to faculty-student dating as "a gray area," where individual maturity levels, professor's marital status and questions of direct supervision play a role.