There seems to be some discrepancy regarding UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office’s definition of an appropriate relationship and the actions taken to ensure the safety of students.
Society’s fetishism of teacher/student relationships has glamorized an unrealistic, romantic portrayal of classroom relationships.
There is that boundary between students and teachers. 27 and 19 is a big age difference, but like I said she seems more mature. Students frequently develop crushes on their teachers. If you truly like her, keep it a platonic friendship for at least a year and make sure it's not just a light student-teacher crush.
Now, after the semesters over and final grades have been turned in, then I think its OK to contact someone and see if they want to meet for lunch. And unless you really like her a lot, I don't recommend dating her just for kicks or casually.
The degree of a students’ academic success should not be the result of, or affected by, influences attributable to a romantic or sexual relationship between an ASU faculty member and a student.
One key metric by which ASU assesses itself is the academic success of its students.Here's the thing, I have a female student, almost 20, who seems to have quite friendly and a touch the flirty side (you know that impression when you see it).She seems mature and responsible, despite the fact that many are not at 19 or 20. Now, It IS OUT of the question to even considering anything while shes still a student. Technically, you could have lunch with her after graduation, but I wouldn't do anything more with her until more time as gone by.Faculty and academic professionals are prohibited from engaging in a romantic or sexual relationship with a student over whom the faculty member or academic professional exercises, or can reasonably be expected to exercise, academic or employment authority or influence.Note: This chapter is one of several that address conflicts of interest of various types at The University of Iowa.To ensure fairness, objectivity, and the other ethical responsibilities expected of all members within a community of scholars, faculty are committed to hold themselves to high standards with respect to their professional responsibilities towards students.