Accommodations and Protective or Supportive Measures against Interpersonal Violence
Whether or not a report is made to law enforcement or the victim wishes to pursue any formal action through CSU, if a report of an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking is received, CSU is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment.
CSU prohibits interpersonal violence and has strong policies and procedures for responding to these incidents.
Student accommodations and supportive measures
Following an alleged offense of interpersonal violence, CSU will comply with a student’s reasonable requests supportive measures. Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, university escort services, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of campuses, and other similar measures.
During the investigation and disciplinary process, interim measures may be required of the responding party (the student accused of interpersonal violence behaviors).
Interim measures, which are temporary, may include:
Interim no‐contact order: The accused student (also referred to as the responding student) is prohibited from having any contact with specifically identified individuals up to and through a student conduct hearing. This may prohibit a student from attending specific events, activities or classes.
Interim trespass order: The responding student is prohibited from being in or around specifically identified locations, events, activities or classes up to and through a student conduct hearing.
Interim residential relocation: The responding student is prohibited from residing, dining, or being around specifically identified university housing up to and through a student conduct hearing. If this interim measure is required, the responding student will be provided temporary university housing and access to university dining.
Interim residential suspension: The responding student is prohibited from residing, dining, or being around university housing up to and through a student conduct hearing, if required. The student does not lose other university privileges and may attend classes.
Interim university suspension: The responding student is denied access to campus, classes, and university activities and privileges up to and through a student conduct hearing, if required.
Other examples of interim measures include:
- Interim transcript notation
- Interim registration hold
- Interim degree hold
- Request for academic adjustments
- Change to dining and/or transportation arrangements
- Adjustment to on-campus working arrangements
- Limitation or prohibition regarding participating in University activities absent written authorization from an appropriate University official
The victim will also be referred to community resources such as legal resources for assistance in obtaining court‐ordered protection and assistance with transportation and other needs. Students may contact the Women and Gender Advocacy Center for assistance (970‐491‐6384, www.wgac.colostate.edu).
The responding party who is a student will be referred to Student Case Management. Responding parties who are employees will be referred to the Ombuds.
Measures taken to protect a student will be determined by university officials after reviewing available evidence and discussing the matter with the parties involved, with the goal of minimizing the burden on the victim. Decisions on university housing relocations will be made by the Executive Director of Housing & Dining Services or designee, together with the Title IX Coordinator or designee, and any other appropriate university officials.
Factors that might be considered during this process include, but are not limited to:
- Specific needs expressed by the victim (impacted party)
- Ages of the students involved
- Severity or pervasiveness of the allegations
- Any continuing effects on the impacted party
- Whether the impacted party and responding party share the same residence hall, dining hall, class, transportation or job location
- Whether other judicial measures have been taken to protect the impacted party, such as a restraining order from the court
If a report is made to law enforcement, police will refer students or employees to resources that may help with restraining orders from the courts and university‐issued no‐contact orders from Student Conduct Services. A restraining order issued through the courts legally prohibits the suspect from direct or indirect verbal, physical or written contact with the complainant. Even if no report is made to police, Student Conduct Services may also issue a university no‐contact order applicable on all university‐owned and ‐controlled property.
Employee supportive measures
Employees of CSU who are victims of crime will also receive information regarding supportive measures that CSU may take to protect and aid the employee, by contacting
Office of Equal Opportunity
Room 101 in the Student Services Building
Supportive measures available to employees may include, but are not limited to: counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of campuses, and other similar measures.