Interim Measures

Upon receipt of a report or complaint of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, the College will provide interim support and reasonable protective measures to the complainant to prevent further acts of misconduct and to provide a safe and educational work environment. The College will determine the necessity and scope of any interim measures. Even when a complainant does not specifically request that protective action be taken, the College may choose to impose interim measures at its discretion to ensure the safety of any individual, the broader College community, or the integrity of the review process.

A student, faculty member, or employee seeking such assistance or interim measures should contact the Sinclair Title IX Coordinator, who will coordinate such requests.

All individuals are encouraged to report concerns about failure of another individual to abide by any restrictions imposed by an interim measure. The College will take immediate and responsive action to enforce measures previously ordered or implemented by Sinclair.

Sinclair may impose any remedy that can be tailored to the involved parties to achieve the goals of this policy, even if not specifically listed here. The range of interim measures may include:

  1. No Contact Order:  A complainant or respondent may request, or Sinclair may impose, communication and contact restrictions to prevent further potentially harmful interaction. These communication and contact restrictions generally preclude any individual, telephone, electronic, or third party communications. The College may also limit an individual or organization’s access to certain College facilities or activities as part of the no contact order.
  2. Academic, Employment Modifications: A complainant or respondent may request an academic or employment accommodation after a report of sexual misconduct. Individuals who request assistance in changing their academic or employment situation after an incident of sexual misconduct will receive appropriate and reasonably available accommodations. These may include:
    1. Academic accommodations, including a change in class schedule, taking an incomplete, dropping a course without penalty, attending a class via electronic, remote, or other alternative means, providing an academic tutor, or extending deadlines for assignments;
    2. Change in work assignment or schedule;
    3. Providing an escort to ensure safe movement between classes and activities.
  3. Emotional Support: The College will assist in providing referral to off-campus agencies or providers, as described in the reference section of this policy. Such support is available to any member of the College community.
  4. Interim Separation/Administrative Leave: When a report of sexual harassment or misconduct indicates that there may be an ongoing risk of harm to the safety or well-being of an individual or members of the campus community, the College may place a student or student organization on interim suspension, or place an employee on administrative leave. Pending resolution of the complaint, the individual or organization may be denied access to campus. When interim suspension or administrative leave is imposed, the College will make reasonable efforts to complete the investigation and resolution within an expedited time frame.