Sexual Misconduct Policy
Interim Measures, Remedies and Accommodations
Upon receipt of a report, the College will impose reasonable and appropriate interim measures designed to eliminate the hostile environment and protect the parties involved. The College will make reasonable efforts to communicate with the parties to ensure that all safety, emotional and physical well-being concerns are being addressed. Interim measures may be imposed regardless of whether formal disciplinary action is sought by the Complainant or the College.
A complainant or respondent may request a No Contact Order or other protection, or the College may choose to impose interim measures at its discretion to ensure the safety of all parties, the broader College community and/or the integrity of the process.
All individuals are encouraged to report concerns about failure of another individual to abide by any restrictions imposed by an interim measure. The College will take immediate and responsive action to enforce a previously implemented measure.
The respondent and the complainant, upon written request to the Dean of Students or designee, shall have the right to:
- request a review of the need for, and terms of, interim measures which were imposed in accordance with paragraph VII of the Sexual Misconduct Policy; and/or
- request modifications to the terms of the interim measures.
The respondent and the complainant shall be allowed to submit evidence in support of their request. The request must be initiated within five (5) business days of the imposition of the interim measures.
The Dean of Students or designee shall review the request and supporting evidence, if submitted, promptly. A decision will be issued within three (3) business days of receipt of the written request. The decision is final.
Range of Measures
Interim measures will be implemented at the discretion of the College. Potential remedies, which may be applied to the complainant and/or the respondent, include:
- Access to counseling services and assistance in setting up initial appointment, both on and off campus.
- Imposition of campus “No Contact Order.”
- Rescheduling of exams and assignments (in conjunction with appropriate faculty).
- Providing alternative course completion options (with the agreement of the appropriate faculty).
- Change in class schedule, including the ability to take an “incomplete,” drop a course without penalty or transfer sections (with the agreement of the appropriate faculty).
- Change in work schedule or job assignment.
- Change in on-campus housing.
- Arranging to dissolve a housing contract and pro-rating a refund in accordance with campus housing policies.
- Assistance from College support staff in completing housing relocation.
- Limit an individual or organization’s access to certain College 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.
- Interim suspension or College-imposed leave.
- Any other remedy that can be tailored to the involved individuals to achieve the goals of this policy.
- To seek an Order of Protection from a court of competent jurisdiction; the College will enforce the Order of Protection once notified by the complainant of its existence and terms.