Rules against professors dating students
There are a few factors in play that make the professor-student relationship different than any relationship college students have had before.For one, most college-age students are legal adults, past the age of sexual consent in their respective states, meaning that it isn't illegal or theoretically immoral for romantic relationships to occur.
Undergraduate students include those matriculating at Princeton as well as those from other institutions who come to Princeton for pre-bac, visiting, summer, and post-bac programs.
For those who value intellect in romantic partners, professors can be extremely alluring.
They're often older, but sometimes only by a decade or so, meaning that physical attraction is often a possibility right from the start.
Faculty members are prohibited from initiating or engaging in romantic or sexual behavior with undergraduate students at Princeton University.
Faculty members are also prohibited from requesting or accepting sexual favors from undergraduate students at Princeton University.