The University strives to employ the most qualified individuals available for all positions. The University does not consider family relationship as a disqualifying factor for any type of position since employment depends exclusively on the comparative qualifications of the applicant.
2.2.1 The University may offer employment to a spouse, child, sibling, parent, child-in-law, or parent-in-law of a current employee; however, situations where such family relationships create a supervisor – subordinate relationship, or where a family member can either directly or indirectly influence the employment of or compensation of an employee, are not permitted.
2.2.2 The University realizes that situations may arise where consensual relationships develop between consenting employees. When such a relationship develops between a supervisor and a subordinate, the University reserves the right to take appropriate action, in its discretion, to protect the interests of the University, which may include transfer, alternative supervisory or evaluative arrangements, or dismissal of one or both parties.