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Accommodations & Interim Measures
Accommodations and Interim Measures
Upon notice of potential sexual misconduct, the College has a duty to provide interim measures as necessary during the investigation. Interim measures may include transferring to another class, receiving a police escort on campus, issuing a No Contact Order, academic support services, providing counseling and/or making changes to working arrangements at the College. In severe cases, interim measures may include removing the respondent from the College environment while the investigation takes place. The College also will provide periodic updates to the complainant and the respondent on the status of the investigation.
Accommodations include many of the same actions as interim measures. Accommodations are different from interim measures because accommodations are offered even if a person chooses not to pursue an administrative investigation through the College or criminal charges. Accommodations are focused on helping the complainant to cope and recover and, unlike some interim measures, they do not affect the respondent.
The specific interim measures, accommodations and the process for implementing them will vary depending on the facts of each case with an emphasis on minimizing the burden on the complainant. The Equity and Compliance Unit will determine which interim measures and accommodations are appropriate. These measures are intended to help both parties to a report by minimizing their interactions with each other while the College is addressing the report.
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