TITLE IX Interim Actions and Protective Measures

At any time after a report of a potential violation of this policy has been received by the College, the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Coordinator’s designee(s) will consider whether interim actions or protective measures are reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect the parties and the broader CSS community.  Interim actions and protective measures may be provided regardless of whether or not there is a complaint or resolution process commenced.

The College will make accommodations and provide protective measures for an individual who believes they have experienced sexual misconduct, if requested and reasonably available. The College may take such steps even when an individual asks that the College keep a reported violation of this policy confidential and that it not investigate the matter and regardless of whether an individual chooses to report to law enforcement.

The College will also provide accommodations and resources to others involved in the process, including those adversely affected by allegations of sexual misconduct, if requested and reasonably available. The College determines which measures are appropriate for a particular individual on a case-by-case basis.

In implementing interim actions or protective measures, the Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Coordinator’s designee(s) will communicate privately on a need to know basis about the interim action(s) or protective measure(s).
Examples of interim actions include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing a “no contact” directive prohibiting the parties involved from communicating with each other during the response and resolution process.
  • Changing an individual’s on-campus residency, dining, or transportation arrangements.
  • Assistance in finding alternative housing.
  • Changing an individual’s student or employee status or job responsibilities.
  • Changing an individual’s work or class schedule.
  • Providing academic accommodations or providing assistance with academic issues.
  • Providing security escorts.
  • Help accessing counseling and medical services (all CSS campuses).
  • Assisting to preserve evidence.
  • Making available to complainant information about orders for protection and harassment restraining orders and providing assistance with respect to obtaining and enforcing such orders (all CSS campuses)
  • Assistance in identifying an advisor and community support persons to help secure additional resources or assistance, including off-campus and community advocacy, support, and services.
  • For students who choose to transfer to another institution, at the student’s request, providing information about resources for victims of sexual assault at the institution to which the student is transferring.

Other protective measures that may be available, if safety concerns or other overriding circumstances warrant them, including:

  • Prohibiting an individual involved from being on CSS property.
  • Prohibiting an individual involved from participating in CSS-sponsored events.
  • Prohibiting an individual from residing in a CSS residence.

To request an interim action or protective measure, individuals who believe they have experienced sexual misconduct should contact the Title IX Coordinator. If a respondent, witness or person accused of misconduct feels that they need interim measures, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

The College will maintain as confidential any interim actions or protective measures provided to an individual, to the extent possible (eg to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair the ability of the College to provide the accommodations or protective measures. ) Additional services are available on campus and/or in the community, as described in the Resources section of the College’s policy and on the College’s webpages.

Any concern about a violation of an interim action and/or protective measure or need to change the level of protection should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Kaelene Arvidson-Hicks, at titleix@css.edu, through the on-line incident report, or by calling 218-625-4444.

Contact Us

Kaelene Arvidson-HicksKaelene Arvidson-Hicks
Title IX Coordinator
Tower Hall, Room 2613
(218) 625-4487
titleix@css.edu