Clubs often participate closely with their advisor on projects and programming and often even travel with advisors. It is imperative that advisors and members keep professional relationships.

In order to promote the efficient and fair operation of the College of Western Idaho and to avoid misunderstandings, complaints or favoritism, supervision problems, security problems, morale problems, questions regarding academic achievement, and possible claims of sexual harassment, physical abuse, or physiological abuse, faculty are strictly prohibited from fraternizing with students. 

This policy establishes a professional standard applicable to relationships involving students, in support of a quality student experience and to protect and preserve the integrity and associated reputation of the College of Western Idaho, its faculty, staff and students. As an educational institution CWI is committed to maintaining an environment in which its faculty members, students, administrators, and staff members are safe, can be trusted and count on others to be trustworthy, and receive and extend to others respect as human persons. 

Mutual respect among faculty members, students and administrators is an essential ingredient in the educational process and the greatest care must be taken that it not in any way be eroded. Trust and respect are, however, diminished when those in positions of authority abuse that authority or place themselves in a situation of actual or perceived conflict of interest by participating in, or the perception of participating in, inappropriate relationships with those for whom they have professional responsibilities. For this reason, we encourage all staff and faculty members to act with a high level of discretion and avoid any situations that could possibly be misconstrued as fraternization. 

For more information on the College of Western Idaho's Fraternization Policy, please refer to the Human Resources Policy.