Assistance, Interim Measures and Accommodations
During the Equity Resolution Process and prior to making a determination whether the alleged violation has occurred, the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX may provide interim remedies including, but not limited to, one or more of the following:
- Referral and facilitating access for Complainant to counseling, medical services and/or mental health services.
- Implementing contact limitations on the Accused or on all parties.
- Referral of Complainant to victim advocacy and support services either on and/or off-campus.
- Informing the Complainant of her/his right to notify law enforcement authorities of the alleged incident and offering to help facilitate such a report.
If the complainant is a student or student organization:
- Assignment of a trained Advisor to provide support to the them throughout the Equity Resolution Process.
- Referral to academic support services and any other services that may be beneficial to the Complainant. Adjusting the courses, assignments, exam schedules, etc. of the Complainant and/or the Accused.
- Altering the on-campus housing assignments, dining arrangements, or other campus services for either the Complainant and/or the Accused.
- Altering the extracurricular activities of either the Complainant and/or the Accused.
- Providing transportation accommodations for the Complainant.
- Suspending, on an interim basis, the Accused from University housing, classes, the University campus/facilities/events and/or all other University activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, when the Appropriate Administrative Officer or designee finds and believes from the available information that the presence of the Accused on campus would seriously disrupt the University or constitute a danger to the health, safety, or welfare of members of the University community. The appropriate procedure to determine the future status of the student will be initiated within seven business days. In all cases in which an interim suspension is imposed, the Accused will be given the opportunity to meet with the Appropriate Administrative Officer prior to such suspension being imposed, or as soon thereafter as reasonably possible, to show cause why the suspension should not be implemented. At the discretion of Appropriate Administrative Officer, alternative coursework options may be pursued to ensure as minimal an impact as possible on the Accused. The Appropriate Administrative Officer has sole discretion to implement or stay an interim suspension and to determine its conditions and duration. Violation of an interim suspension under this policy will be grounds for expulsion.
- Suspending, on an interim basis, the Accused Student Organization’s operations, University recognition, access to and use of the University campus/facilities/events and/or all other University activities or privileges for which the Accused Student Organization might otherwise be eligible, pending the completion of the Equity Resolution Process.
If the complainant is a faculty or staff member:
- Adjusting the work schedules, work assignments, supervisory responsibilities, supervisor reporting responsibilities or work arrangements of the Complainant and/or the Accused.
- Implementing leave from work with pay (faculty or staff) or without pay (applies only to staff) for the Complainant and/or Accused.
- Implementing suspension from campus with (faculty or staff) or without pay (applies only to staff) for the Accused.