Interim measures and support are available to the parties involved in reported sexual misconduct cases. Upon receipt of a report or complaint of sexual misconduct, the Title IX Office will provide and/or impose interim measures and reasonable support to the involved regardless as to whether the alleged sexual misconduct occurred on or off-campus and regardless as to whether or not the allegations have been reported criminally. The Title IX Office will determine the necessity and scope of any interim measures.
Support is intended to help the parties cope and recover. Reasonable support can be offered even if a person chooses not to pursue a College investigation or criminal charges.
A student, faculty or staff member seeking such interim measures or support should contact the Title IX Office, who will coordinate requests.
The Title IX Office may impose any remedy that can be tailored to the involved parties to achieve goals of this policy, even if not listed here. The range of interim measures and support may include:
- No Contact Order – An involved party may request, or the College may impose, communication and contact restrictions to prevent further potentially harmful interaction. These communication and contact restrictions generally preclude any individual, telephone, electronic or third party communications. The College may also limit an individual’s access to certain College facilities or activities as part of the order.
- Academic and/or Employment Modifications – An involved party may request an academic or employment modification after a report of sexual misconduct. An individual who requests support in changing their academic or employment situation after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct will receive appropriate and reasonable available support as determined by the Title IX Office. These may include:
- Academic modifications, including a change in class schedule, taking an incomplete, an administrative drop from a course, attending a class via electronic, remote or other alternative means, providing an academic tutor, or extending deadlines for assignments:
- Change in work assignment or schedule;
- Providing an escort to ensure safe movement between classes and activities.
- Emotional Support – The College will assist in providing referral to on- or off-campus agencies or providers. Such support is available to any member of the College community.
- Interim Separation/Administrative Leave – When a report of sexual misconduct indicates that there may be an ongoing risk of harm to the safety or well-being of an individual or members of the campus community, the College may place an individual on interim suspension or impose leave for an employee. Pending resolution of the complaint, the individual may be denied access to campus. When interim suspension or leave is imposed, the College will make reasonable efforts to complete the investigation and resolution within an expedited time frame.