Consensual Relations

Positive relationships between students and staff at BTC enrich the college environment and are encouraged. It is natural that interaction between individuals in an academic setting may lead to personal friendships. Personal friendships do not pose problems as long as they do not interfere with academic decisions. However, a consensual romantic or sexual relationship between a student and a staff member may be exploitative and create the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Therefore, students and staff are discouraged from entering into a consensual romantic or sexual relationship while the student is currently enrolled in the staff person's class or when the student is receiving guidance from the person.

As a student, you are urged, for your own protection, to refrain from developing a relationship of a sexual or romantic nature with BTC staff. If you become involved in such a relationship, you are encouraged to contact the BTC Title IX Officer located on Central Campus.

What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."