Kepler recognizes that many instructors provide consulting services related to counseling or the provision of astrological services. For a number of reasons, it is considered inappropriate to do private consultations for current students, students who are completing coursework for previous terms or for students who are on a leave of absence. This policy applies regardless of whether or not a fee is paid.
If a student requests such a service, the instructor is expected to explain this policy to the student and deny their request. This policy is in place to:
- Ensure that no intentional or unintentional biases on the part of the instructor result from potential intimacies shared between the student and instructor.
- Ensure against any later embarrassment of the student as a result of disclosing intimacies.
- Ensure that the student forms no undue dependencies on the instructor that could interfere with an otherwise normal student/teacher relationship.
This policy does not apply once a student is no longer pursuing their education through Kepler.