However, they can also be intimidating, married, and, let’s be honest, old. They walk the fine line between equal and superior.They’re students too, and often close in age, but they hold a degree of power over us, specifically when it comes to grades.Since he’s the one who would be held responsible, I’ve left any decision about telling academic colleagues up to him.”He decided it “wasn’t anyone’s business to know what’s going on between us,” but she says she doesn’t like the idea of having to hide.“There’s still a kind of silly amount of awkward stigma floating around this sort of thing.Once I graduate and am no longer a student at NYU in any way I’ll feel better about it,” she said.We spoke with several NYU students who have dated their TAs before.
The same policy is repeated in NYU’s Anti-Harassment Policy.If a consensual relationship occurs, any situation of authority must be discontinued and appropriate action may be taken.But it turns out that not all student/TA relationships are deemed inappropriate.And they too are usually intelligent, accomplished, published, and passionate.We experience our TAs in a much more relaxed, casual setting.After the semester ended and grades had been submitted, she sent him a message over Facebook to go out. I would have been attracted to him in any environment,” she said.She was 18 and he was 24, and they dated for three months. For others, dating a TA may have other pressures, even after the course is completed.All three students discussed their experiences under the condition of anonymity.One NYU senior dated a TA during the summer after her freshman year.Regardless of the stigma, the inconveniences, and the potential dangers of dating an NYU TA, she thoroughly enjoys dating someone specifically within her NYU department.“It’s pretty fun to be able to discuss my subject with someone who’s taking it just as seriously… A third NYU senior started dating a TA the summer after her sophomore year.