College professors dating their students

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Additionally, other students may perceive you as having an unfair advantage because you are, by nature, closer to at least one member of the faculty.If you're dating a professor whose classes you take, students may think you're getting special treatment or grades you haven't earned, no matter if you actually are.

In your mind, you might just be enjoying the benefits of a nice relationship.As a member of the faculty and through their influence with other faculty (who may teach the student), the professor holds power over the student.Many schools look down on professor/student dating because of these reasons.Advisees of the very famous may, indeed, never leave the shadow of their parents’ influence.Correspondingly, advisees of famous student-seducers—male or female, straight or LGBT, platonically relationshipped or otherwise—can easily be tainted for their entire careers.

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