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Title IX- Interim Actions and Responsive Measures



Interim Actions and Responsive Measures

Persons bringing an allegation of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and/or retaliation under this policy may seek the following arrangements from the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion handling the allegation, who will consult with the appropriate individuals to ensure that arrangements are reasonably available. The Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion may take whatever interim actions are deemed necessary in response to an allegation in order to protect the personal safety and well-being of the parties, the safety of the College community and/or College property.

Interim actions may also be imposed in instances where it is determined that the responding party may pose a potential threat to another person, as well as in cases where the responding party poses a threat of disruption or interference with the normal operations of the College. Failure to adhere to the parameters of any interim action is a violation of College policy and may lead to additional disciplinary action.

Interim actions and responsive measures include, but are not limited to:

  • An interim suspension or reassignment (immediate, temporary suspension pending the outcome of the resolution process or student conduct process),
  • Suspension with or without pay pending an investigation,
  • A no contact order (an order that an individual refrain from direct/indirect contact with another person[s]),
  • An escort to ensure safe movement between classes, activities or work assignments,
  • Safety planning,
  • Restrictions on access to campus or areas of campus (i.e. no trespass order),
  • Restrictions on participation in College athletic programs,
  • Appropriate changes in academic schedule (for the reporting party and/or responding party), housing arrangements, transportation, office location or work assignment arrangements,
  • Visa and immigration assistance,
  • Assistance with enforcing locally-obtained protection orders on campus,
  • Access to on- and off-campus counseling and/or health services, and/or
  • Assistance in reporting the matter to local police.

Interim measures will be determined in the following ways:

  • If the responding party is a student:
    • the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will consult with the Assistant Vice Presidents for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Director of Campus Safety, and/or the Behavioral Intervention Team to assess risk to the reporting party or campus community.
  • If the responding party is a faculty member:
    • the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will consult with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the hiring manager, the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, and the Behavioral Intervention Team to assess risk to the reporting party or campus community.
  • If the responding party is a staff member, group/program, or a third-party consultant/contractor
    • the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will consult with the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources or the Director of Human Resource Services, and the Behavioral Intervention Team to assess risk to the reporting party or campus community.
  • If the responding party is a member of the College administration:
    • the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will consult with the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, the College President, and external counsel.

Any program modifications and/or protective measures will be maintained as confidential provided confidentiality does not impair the ability of the Assistant Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to provide the modifications or protective measures.