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 aNo 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 areoffered 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.