She never felt any dangers from dating him because the school year was over, the course was completed, and she had already received her grades. Another NYU senior is currently dating a Ph D student, who was formerly her TA.
During the course, they were friendly and had many similar interests.
Unlike a professor’s lecture, a TA’s recitation involves discussion and gradual acquaintanceship.All of this makes them much more likely candidates for dating and relationships.grades, extracurricular involvement, employment, etc.), then a dating relationship would not violate university policy,” he said.However, when the situation does arise that a TA is dating his or her student while still teaching him or her, the relationship violates the university’s policy because the TA holds power over the student’s academic life.Regardless of the stigma, the inconveniences, and the potential dangers of dating an NYU TA, she thoroughly enjoys dating someone specifically within her NYU department.
“It’s pretty fun to be able to discuss my subject with someone who’s taking it just as seriously… A third NYU senior started dating a TA the summer after her sophomore year.Additionally, Jolley stated that student/TA relationships “often create perceptions of favoritism while the relationship is ongoing” and sometimes results in “allegations of sexual harassment” if the relationship ends poorly.Although still a student, a TA also qualifies as a university employee and a student’s superior, and therefore has more to lose if caught in a so-called “inappropriate” relationship.Section VIII on consensual relationships states: Sexual behavior that is welcome or consensual does not constitute sexual harassment under the law.However, romantic relationships in situations where one individual has greater power or authority over another frequently result in claims of harassment when the relationships ends and a perception of favoritism while the relationship continues. A “consensual” relationship between a professor and his/her student, a supervisor and a subordinate, or a coach and team player are examples of inappropriate relationships.Since he’s the one who would be held responsible, I’ve left any decision about telling academic colleagues up to him.”He decided it “wasn’t anyone’s business to know what’s going on between us,” but she says she doesn’t like the idea of having to hide.“There’s still a kind of silly amount of awkward stigma floating around this sort of thing.