Samford University

Student Handbook: Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy: Interim Measures

In all cases of alleged sexual misconduct, regardless of whether the complainant wishes to pursue a formal hearing, the University will undertake an appropriate inquiry and take prompt and effective action to support and protect the complainant, including taking appropriate interim steps before the final outcome of the investigation and hearing, if any. The Assistant Dean of Student Services, as Title IX Coordinator, may impose a no-contact order, which typically will include a directive that the parties refrain from having contact with one another, directly or through proxies, whether in person or via electronic means, pending the investigation. The Assistant Dean of Student Services may take any other protective action he deems appropriate, including, without limitation, directing appropriate University officials to alter the students’ academic, University housing, and/or University employment arrangement.