Upon receipt of a report of alleged misconduct, the University will impose reasonable and appropriate interim measures designed to eliminate the hostile environment. The University will maintain consistent contact with the parties to ensure that all safety and emotional and physical well-being concerns are being addressed. Interim measures may be imposed regardless of whether formal resolution is sought by the reporting party or the University.
The parties may request some form of interim measure or the University may choose to impose interim measures at its discretion to ensure the safety of all parties, the broader University community, and/or the integrity of the process.
Interim measures will be implemented at the discretion of the University. Potential remedies and accommodations that may be applied to the reporting party and/or the responding party include:
- Changing class schedules, including the ability to transfer course sections or withdrawal from a course without penalty
- Imposition of campus no-contact order
- Changing work schedules or job assignments
- Changing a student’s University owned housing
- Assistance from University staff in completing residence relocation
- Rescheduling of exams, papers, or other assignments
- Taking an incomplete in a class
- Transferring class sections
- Temporary withdrawal or in the case of an employee temporary suspension or other removal from campus
- Alternative course completion options
- Access to counseling services on- and off-campus and assistance in setting up an initial appointment
- Limiting an individual’s or organization’s access to certain University facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter;
- Providing an escort to ensure safe movement between classes, work, and activities;
- Providing medical services;
- Providing academic support services, such as tutoring;
- Any other remedy that can be tailored to the involved individuals to achieve the goals of this policy.
Where the report of alleged sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, domestic violence dating violence, stalking poses an ongoing risk of harm to the safety or wellbeing of an individual or members of the campus community, the University may place an individual student or organization on interim suspension pending the outcome of a conduct proceeding. This means pending resolution of the allegation, the individual or organization may be denied access to campus. During interim suspension, a student or group typically may not continue his/her coursework or activities unless otherwise noted in the interim suspension letter. Similarly, the University may impose a leave for an employee. Such leaves will be structured (paid vs. unpaid) at the University’s discretion. When interim suspension or leave is imposed, the University will make reasonable efforts to complete the investigation and resolution process (but not appeal), when such is required, within an expedited time frame.