More common are policies such as those at Miami University, which bans faculty or supervisors from having relationships with students they have "academic oversight" over or directly supervise.
Relationships are allowed if the student is not in a professor's class or department.
"Some young women think, 'If I say no, my career is going to be jeopardized,’” Stevens said.
“You’re that scared that he could destroy it.” Jennifer J.
The issue came to the forefront earlier this month, when The Enquirer reported on UC's investigation into world-renowned flutist and longtime professor Bradley Garner.Freyd, a psychologist at the University of Oregon, agreed that professors who pursue students put the students in a “terrible bind.” “It’s hard for them to have the freedom to say no,” Freyd said.She said it’s hard to know, even for the person in the relationship, whether they want it or they're feeling pressured into it."How can you do something like that and break a student’s trust?" Stevens, who earned a master's in music in 2015 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said students are always told their success will come from “how we practice and what opportunities we take, but it is also about who we know.” The pressure to get approval from a distinguished professor in the industry complicates consent.Now Ohio is poised to classify merely talking about consensual sex, even when no money is involved, as a species of sexual slavery.