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Interim and Supportive Measures for Students

Title IX

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Students who are complainants, respondents, and witnesses may make requests for interim and supportive measures to the Title IX Coordinator, who will help identify all available options and determine which measures to take to support the student. Interim and supportive measures are available for complainants, respondents and witnesses before, during, after, or outside of an investigation. As described in the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, supportive measures for complainants are available regardless of whether the complainant chooses to make a formal report to the University or report the crime to law enforcement. Supportive measures shall be confidential, to the extent that maintaining confidentiality does not impair the University’s ability to provide such measures.

Note: Interim and supportive measures for cases involving faculty, employees, or third-party vendors may differ; to learn more about interim and supportive measures for faculty and staff, please contact Human Resources.

Types of Interim and Supportive Measures for Students

For student(s)-to-student(s) matters and matters in which a student is the respondent, requests for interim and supportive measures may be made to the appropriate Title IX Coordinator. They will be provided, as reasonably available, for complainants, respondents and witnesses either outside of an investigation, pending the outcome of an investigation process, or after an investigation process is completed.

Supportive measures are available regardless of whether the complainant chooses to report the crime to law enforcement. Supportive measures shall be confidential, to the extent that maintaining confidentiality does not impair the University’s ability to provide such measures.

Please note: The below interim and supportive measures are for student(s)-to-student(s) matters and matters in which a student is the respondent. Interim and supportive measures may differ for cases that involve faculty and staff. For more information, please contact Human Resources.

Interim and supportive measures for students include, but are not limited to, the following options:

+ - Academic Interim and Supportive Measures

Examples include:

  • Transferring to another section of a lecture or laboratory
  • Rescheduling an academic assignment or test
  • Accessing academic support (e.g., tutoring)
  • Arranging for incompletes, a leave of absence, or withdrawal from course(s)
  • Preserving eligibility for academic, athletic, or other scholarships, financial aid, internships, study abroad, or international student visas

+ - Health & Safety Interim and Supportive Measures

Examples include:

  • Medical and mental health services, including counseling
  • Consultation with the Department of Public Safety or local police agency as appropriate
  • Transportation and parking assistance
  • Assistance identifying an additional resources including off-campus support and services
  • No Contact Orders
  • Translation services if requested and reasonably available

+ - Location-Based Interim and Supportive Measures

Examples include:

  • Change in campus housing and/or dining locations
  • Assistance in finding alternative housing
  • Assistance in arranging for alternative University employment arrangements and/or changing work schedules
  • Providing an escort to ensure that the student can move safely between school programs and activities
  • Transportation and parking accommodations
  • Transferring to another section of a lecture or laboratory
  • No Contact Orders

+ - Interim Protective Measures

Interim protective measures are actions taken by the University after receiving a report of prohibited conduct but prior to an investigative decision. These measures are taken against a respondent based upon the totality of the circumstances known at the time and may be adjusted as necessary. They may be kept in place until a final investigation decision is released. These measures are designed to protect complainant(s), witness(es), and/or the University community from additional or ongoing prohibited conduct. Failure to comply with protective interim measures may result in a separate policy violation. Examples include:

  • Interim suspension
  • Interim removal from on-campus housing or changing of housing assignment
  • No contact orders
  • Change in campus dining locations
  • Interim suspension from an on-campus employment position
  • Interim suspension from a student organization, athletic team or other University recognized group
  • Limiting access to campus and/or University events
  • Schedule modifications to separate a respondent from a complainant or other involved party

+ - No Contact Orders

Complainants, respondents and witnesses may request a No Contact Order at any time to prevent unnecessary or unwanted contact or proximity to the other party, when reasonably available. 

Individuals may request supportive measures (such as those listed above) both outside of any investigative process as well as any time following an investigation or hearing to aid in their continued academic success at the University.