No Contact

Sexual Misconduct Policy 
Interim Measures, Remedies and Accommodations


No Contact Order

In cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, sexual harassment, or stalking, the Dean of Students (or designee), regardless of whether the complainant wishes to pursue a formal or informal resolution or no resolution, shall afford each party (the complainant and respondent) the opportunity to request a No Contact Order. Each request shall be reviewed promptly. Additionally, a No Contact Order may be issued upon notification of a report of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, sexual harassment, or stalking if appropriate to do so in the judgment of the Dean of Students (or designee).

A No Contact Order typically will include a directive that the complainant and respondent refrain from having contact with one another, directly or through third parties, whether in person or via electronic means, pending the investigation and resolution of the matter. If the complainant and respondent observe each other in a public place, it shall be the responsibility of the respondent to leave the area immediately and without directly contacting the complainant. The No Contact Order may establish a schedule for the complainant and respondent to access applicable buildings and properties when the complainant is not accessing the same. The Dean of Students (or designee) shall make the No Contact Order available to the complainant and respondent as soon as it is issued.

In the event the Dean of Students (or designee) is notified of a violation of the terms of a No Contact Order, the party in alleged violation of the No Contact Order shall be provided an opportunity to review the matter with the Dean of Students (or designee). If the Dean of Students (or designee), based upon the information available, decides that the No Contact Order has been violated, the Dean of Students (or designee) may suspend the party temporarily pending the resolution of the underlying complaint. The Dean of Students (or designee) may also take further protective action that he/she deems appropriate concerning the interaction of the parties pending the hearing, if any, including without limitation asking the Dean of Studies to alter the student’s academic schedule and/or the Director of Residential Life to alter the student’s housing.