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No Contact Directives
A No-contact Directive (NCD) may be issued in response to an alleged violation of policy on harassment (including sexual harassment), dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other related misconduct. It is an administrative action designed to prevent contact between two or more individuals. As administrative action, NCDs are distinct from protective/restraining orders sought through the courts. NCDs can be issued based on request or need, and do not require the filing of a formal complaint. NCDs are generally mutual in scope and do not determine fault, unless otherwise stated.
An NCD issued in response to an alleged violation of policy can be implemented by any of the following individuals, and/or their designees: The Vice President & Dean of Students and the Title IX Coordinator.
The parameters or specifics of an NCD are determined on a case-by-case basis and are reviewed on an ongoing basis or upon request. An NCD may be an accommodation, an interim measure, or a remedy following an informal resolution or disciplinary proceeding.
NCDs prohibit contact, including, but not limited to in-person, through electronic means, or through a third party, but do not prevent individuals from being in the same place or seeing one another on- or off-campus. The University may, however, require a respondent to leave a place where a complainant is present or otherwise restrict a respondent's activities as a separate interim measure and/or a remedy if appropriate.
Any potential violation of an NCD should be reported as soon as possible, by email or phone, to the University official who issued the directive and may result in disciplinary action. Students are always encouraged to seek any clarification regarding an NCD.