Policy 1450 – Consensual Relationships

Revision Date: 1/7/2021
Last Review: 1/7/2021
Original Effective Date: 3/1/2013
Responsible Office: Office of the President, Student Affairs


The University is committed to the principle that all personnel shall objectively and ethically carry out their duties. Inappropriate relationships may prejudice one’s judgment  and adversely impact one’s ability to exercise institutional responsibility.

An employee of Louisiana Tech University shall not enter into a consensual sexual relationship with any individual over whom he or she exercises direct or significant academic, administrative, supervisory, evaluative, counseling or extracurricular authority or influence. It is incumbent upon all employees to disclose to their immediate supervisor any relationship or knowledge of a relationship that may adversely affect the workplace. 


“Consensual relationship” shall mean and refer to any relationship, either past or present, which is romantic, intimate, or sexual in nature and to which both parties consent or consented. This includes marriage.


The administrator who receives the report shall immediately consult with the appropriate administrator, i.e. Dean, Vice President, Human Resources Director, or Title IX coordinator (Mortissa D. Harvey, Director of Title IX Compliance, P.O. Box 3168, phone : 318.257.5911, e-mail: mharvey@latech.edu) and in cooperation with the above person complete the following:

  1. Conduct an investigation
  2. Correct any conflicts of interest and eliminate adverse effect on all parties
  3. Document the steps taken

Those employees found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.