Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be able to obtain an order of protection or no contact order in a State court or other court against the alleged perpetrator. If you have obtained or obtain a temporary restraining order or other no contact order against the alleged perpetrator from a criminal, civil, or tribal court, you may provide such information to the Title IX Coordinator. If provided, the College will take all reasonable and legal action to implement the order.
Requesting Changes to Your Current Situation or Other Protective Measures
Please inform the Title IX Coordinator if you wish to change your academic, dining, transportation, or working situation, if you want information about taking a leave of absence and related financial aid information, or if you want any other specific protective measure to be implemented (such as a campus “no contact” order). The College will make such accommodations or provide such protective measures if so requested and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether you choose to report the incident to local law enforcement.
Preservation of Evidence
It is extremely important that you preserve evidence as it may be necessary to prove the complaint you are making or needed to obtain a protection order. In the case of physical violence, including sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence, you should go directly to the emergency room and should not bathe, urinate, douche, brush teeth, drink liquids, or change clothes until after you are examined and, if necessary and you so choose, a rape examination is completed by a trained forensic professional at the hospital. Having a forensic examination does not obligate you to file criminal charges. Evidence in electronic formats should also be retained (e.g., text messages, emails, photos, social media posts, screenshots, etc.). This type of evidence is important and may be the only available evidence in cases of sexual harassment or stalking.