III. Interim Actions

Complaints of student misconduct occasionally require the Institute to take immediate action in order to protect the health, safety, or wellbeing of individuals or the community; to maintain academic integrity; to uphold Institute values; to end ongoing or prevent further misconduct; to separate individuals involved in a case; or for other similar reasons.  To that end, the Chancellor, the Chair of the COD, the Dean for Student Life, the Associate Dean of Student Conduct (after consultation with the Chair), or any of their respective designees are authorized to impose immediate interim measures when, in their judgment, such measures are necessary and appropriate under the particular circumstances.  Possible interim measures include without limitation interim suspension of a student from the Institute, interim suspension of a student organization, removal of a student from MIT housing or relocation to another room or residence hall, no-contact orders, restricting a student's access to certain campus locations, or changes to academic or work schedules.  Interim measures will usually remain in place pending the resolution of proceedings before the COD.

In addition, regardless whether a complaint is brought before the COD, the Title IX office is authorized to take immediate actions that it determines are necessary and appropriate to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking as required by state and federal laws and regulations. 

In all cases, interim measures are taken without prejudice to any other sanctions or remedies being imposed as part of subsequent COD proceedings.


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