Protection for Victims

Interim safety measures

The University can provide interim support and reasonable protective measures so that the complainant is prevented from further contact and possible additional acts of misconduct from the accused in order to provide a safe educational environment. Even when the complainant or accused doesn’t request any protective measures to be taken, the University may elect to impose some measures at its discretion to ensure safety not only for the complainant, but also for the welfare of the university community or the integrity of the investigative process.

Reassignment of classes or residence hall

If the accused lives in the complainant’s residence hall or attends classes with the complainant, the complainant may change residence halls or classes. In order to change residence halls, the Title IX Coordinator and Dean of Students will work with residence life to make this change. When necessary, they will also help switch classes and assist in getting extensions on course assignments or other alternative course completion options.

Protection from retaliation

It is a violation of university policy to retaliate in any way against an individual or a group because the individual or group of individuals reported an allegation of sexual harassment or misconduct.

The University recognizes that retaliation can take many forms, may be committed by an individual or a group against an individual or a group, and that the accused can also be the subject of retaliation by the complainant or a third party. The University will take immediate and responsive action to any report of retaliation and may pursue disciplinary action as appropriate.

An individual reporting sexual harassment or misconduct is entitled to protection from any form of retaliation following a report that is made in good faith, even if the report is later not proven.