And they too are usually intelligent, accomplished, published, and passionate.
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.It was only after the course was over that they met to “catch up,” and wound up spending significant time together.Their relationship does not violate university policy, but since they both study in the same department and with some of the same professors and have therefore decided to keep their relationship secret from their academic acquaintances.“I am aware of the risks,” she said, “Even though we haven’t ever done anything ‘wrong,’ it’s pretty scary what could happen if somebody in the administration decided to take offense.But it shouldn’t come as any surprise that dating a TA while still enrolled in the course is deemed “inappropriate” by NYU’s Faculty Handbook.
The same policy is repeated in NYU’s Anti-Harassment Policy.We spoke with Craig Jolley, the Deputy Director for the Office of Equal Opportunity, who often deals with issues relating to discrimination and sexual harassment in the academic environment.“If the TA or professor does not have any actual power over the student’s opportunities (i.e.After the semester ended and grades had been submitted, she sent him a message over Facebook to go out. I would have been attracted to him in any environment,” she said.She was 18 and he was 24, and they dated for three months. For others, dating a TA may have other pressures, even after the course is completed.We spoke with several NYU students who have dated their TAs before.