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Interim Measures

Upon receipt of a report of sexual misconduct, the University may impose reasonable and appropriate interim measures designed to eliminate the reported hostile environment or alleged violation and protect the parties involved. The University will maintain consistent contact with the parties to ensure that all safety and emotional and physical well-being concerns are being addressed. Interim measures may be imposed regardless of whether a confidential or formal complaint has been filed.

The complainant or respondent may request separation or other protection, or the University may choose to impose interim measures at its discretion to ensure the safety of all parties, the broader University community, and/or the integrity of the investigative and/or disciplinary process. All individuals are encouraged to report concerns about failure of another individual to abide by any restrictions imposed by an interim measure. The University will take immediate and responsive action to enforce a previously implemented measure.

Available Interim Measures

The Title IX Coordinator for Students or designee, at his or her discretion, may implement interim measures with potential remedies which may be applied to the complainant and/or the respondent including:

  • access to counseling services and assistance in setting up an initial appointment, on and off campus;
  • imposition of an on-campus "no-contact directive";
  • rescheduling of exams and assignments;
  • providing alternative course completion options;
  • changing class schedules, including the ability to transfer course sections or withdrawal from a course without penalty;
  • changing work schedules or job assignments;
  • changing a student's University-owned housing;
  • assistance from University support staff in completing University housing relocation;
  • limiting an individual's or organization's access to certain University facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter;
  • voluntary leave of absence;
  • providing an escort to ensure safe movement between classes and activities;
  • providing medical services;
  • providing academic support services, such as tutoring; and/or
  • any other remedy that can be tailored to the involved individuals to achieve the goals of this policy.