The lead paragraphs that justify having a consensual relationships policy should have these properties:
- They should be succinct and engaging regardless of the reader’s personal opinions.
- They should connect to the high level mission of the university
- They should say something about the risk of power differentials that extend into the future.
- They should say something about the risk of consensual relationships
- They should mention legal and reputational ramifications to the university
- They should say something about inspiring ethical behavior
- They should make clear that there are workplace ramifications beyond the parties involved.
- They should make clear whether or not the policy applies to the reader.
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