Lavaliering is a "pre-engagement" engagement that is a tradition in the Greek life of college campuses.
Since fraternities and sororities do not occur much outside of the United States, this occurs, for the most part, only in the US.
But what about faculty-faculty relationships, or faculty-administrator relationships?
An ongoing legal case resulting in a dean’s resignation from Stanford University raises questions about what policies or best practices govern employee romance.
The University of Connecticut, by a unanimous vote of the school's board of trustees last week, has decided that from now on sexual interactions between students and professors are prohibited. The UConn students aren’t in session to comment but, given that the prohibition comes after the revelation that a longtime music professor at the university was in the habit of “visiting freshmen dorms [and] providing drugs to students” it’s probably safe to say that no one is sincerely opposed to a policy adjustment—on campus or off.
In many cases, colleges prohibit relationships only in instances where the professor has “direct, supervisory authority” over the student.
However, they can also be intimidating, married, and, let’s be honest, old. They walk the fine line between equal and superior.
They’re students too, and often close in age, but they hold a degree of power over us, specifically when it comes to grades.
A 1997 paper by Barry Dank and Joseph Fulda indicates that: Starting in the 1980's, a feminist literature emerged calling for the banning of intimate, organizationally based, asymmetrical relationships and the subsumption of such relationships under the rubric of sexual harassment.
Such phenomena as hooking up and lavaliering are widely prominent among university and college students.
Hooking up is a world wide phenomenon that involves two individuals having a sexual encounter without interest in commitment.
Date rape, violence, and sexual harassment are also very common occurrences on college and university campuses.
Between 15 and 25 percent of women experience date rape during their enrollment, and victims of abuse come from every race and gender.