Guidelines for Close Relationships

Rhodes University is mindful of the need to protect the integrity of the academic process and residential system and to create an environment in which all students may reach their full academic potential, and in which all members of the university community may perform at the highest levels of competence, integrity and security. Close relationships between staff and students as well as between staff (including, but not limited to romantic relationships, sexual relationships, familial relationships and relationships with a history of serious interpersonal conflict) may undermine this integrity, and security and may compromise fairness or objectivity or be perceived to be so.

Within this in mind, it is important that there are guidelines that govern the management of close relationships e.g. family or intimate relationships between student and lecturer.

Protocol on Managing Close Relationships

If you are needing further assistance please contact your HR Generalist for your support staff area or Faculty. For details see:

Last Modified: Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:07:13 SAST