Interim Protective Measures

When a report is received, the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office or the Title IX Compliance Coordinator, in consultation with other administrators, will impose reasonable and appropriate Interim Protective Measures when necessary to protect the safety of the parties or witnesses involved.  Interim Protective Measures are temporary actions taken by the University to ensure equal access to its education programs and activities and foster a more stable and safe environment during the process of reporting, investigation, and/or adjudication. Interim Protective Measures may be applied to the Reporting Party, the Responding Party, and other involved individuals as appropriate to ensure their safety and well-being.  Interim Protective Measures may be requested by the parties or the University at any time, regardless of whether any particular course of action is sought by the Reporting Party.

The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office or the Title IX Compliance Coordinator, in consultation with other administrators, will maintain consistent contact with the parties so that all safety, emotional, and physical well-being concerns can be reasonably addressed.

The range of Interim Protective Measures includes:

  • Access to counseling services and assistance in setting up initial appointments, both on and off campus
  • Imposition of a campus “No-Contact Order”
  • Rescheduling of exams and assignments
  • Providing alternative course completion options
  • Change in class schedule, including the ability to drop a course without penalty or to transfer sections
  • Change in work schedule or job assignment
  • Change in student’s campus housing
  • Assistance from University support staff in completing housing relocation
  • Limiting access to certain University facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter
  • Voluntary leave of absence
  • Providing an escort to assure safe movement between classes and activities
  • Arranging for medical services
  • Providing academic support services, such as tutoring
  • University-imposed leave, suspension  or separation for the Responding Party
  • Any other measure which can be tailored to the involved individuals to achieve the goals of this Policy.

The text above is designed to provide you with an overview of key information about this section of the Policy.  For full details, view the Policy and Procedures.