Relational Boundaries and Harassment
Relational boundaries are important in a mentoring relationship. Once these boundaries are set it is crucial that both the mentee and mentor respect and abide by them. To find out how to set boundaries, take a look at Setting Boundaries in Mentoring Relationships developed by the NIH.
If you need clarity on what constitutes harassment, please see the U.S Department of the Interior article: What are Discrimination, Harassment, Harassing Conduct and Retaliation?
For more information on relational boundaries and harassment, please view the following resources listed below:
- How to Mentor Ethically1
- Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Hightlights2
- Boundaries and Professional Relationships3
Tools developed by:
American Psychological Association
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Des Moines University