Nepotism Policy

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Rhodes College seeks to employ and promote the most highly qualified and competent candidates. The College will permit employment of qualified relatives of employees as long as neither employee participates in making recommendations or decisions affecting the appointment, retention, promotion, demotion, salary or work assignments of the other; and that one relative does not directly supervise another. 

  • For the purpose of this policy, relatives include individuals who are related by blood or marriage, or reside in the same household. Each individual has the responsibility for disclosing that such a relationship exists, including a change in circumstances affecting application of this policy.
  • In exceptional circumstances there may exist a supervisory relationship between relatives, necessitated by unique qualifications or responsibilities. In such cases, job performance and salary determinations shall be handled by the second level supervisor as approved by the appropriate dean or vice president. 

In effect February 26, 2008.
Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs.