When applicable, Loyola will offer and/or implement appropriate and reasonably available supportive measures for reporters, affected parties, complainants, respondents, and/or witnesses in response to a report or complaint of alleged discrimination, sexual misconduct, or other related offenses.
Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, and are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the University’s education program or activity without unreasonably burdening other parties, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the University’s educational environment, or deter prohibited conduct. The University treats supportive measures as private, provided that privacy does not impair the University’s ability to implement the supportive measures. Supportive measures are available independently of whether a formal complaint is filed by the affected party or the Executive Director for Equity & Compliance, and are provided at no cost to parties.
Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to:
- Referral to counseling, medical, advocacy, and/or other health services
- Referral to the Employee Assistance Program (for employees)
- Mutual restrictions on contact between parties (see No Contact Directives, below)
- Advocating to faculty for adjustments to academic deadlines, course schedules, etc.
- Student financial aid counseling
- Education to the community or community subgroup
- Altering campus housing situation
- Altering work arrangements for employees or student-employees
- Safety planning
- Providing transportation/parking assistance
- Referral for academic support
- Referral for visa or immigration assistance
No Contact Directives ("NCD")
Upon receipt of a report or complaint of alleged violation of the Comprehensive Policy, the Executive Director for Equity & Compliance (or a designee) may implement mutually applicable restrictions preventing contact of any kind between two or more parties. Such a measure, referred to as a No Contact Directive (“NCD”) is non-disciplinary in nature and does not suggest any presumption of responsibility for the alleged violation(s). NCDs may be implemented at the initiative of the EDEC or at the request of a complainant, respondent, or other relevant individual, when warranted.
In all cases in which a NCD is implemented, the relevant parties will be promptly informed in writing of the conditions, duration, and applicable parameters of the restriction. Violation of a NCD issued under the Comprehensive Policy may be grounds for additional informal or formal intervention, including disciplinary action.
Limitations on University Activities or Access
The University may place interim limits or restrictions on a student or registered student organization or place an employee on paid or unpaid administrative leave when, in the judgment of the Executive Director for Equity & Compliance and following an individualized safety and risk analysis, an immediate threat to the physical health or safety of any student or other individual arises from allegations of misconduct under the Comprehensive Policy. Such an emergency measure is referred to generally as a Limitation on University Activities or Access (“LUAA”).
As a condition of a LUAA, a student or employee may have limited or no access to any or all of the following: University housing; campuses (or parts of campuses); specific facilities or information systems; and/or University academic offerings, social activities, programs, or events. The University will determine the parameters of a LUAA based on the individualized safety and risk analysis.
When a LUAA is implemented that restricts an individual student on an emergency basis, the restricted student will be promptly notified and provided the opportunity to request an administrative review of the decision. When requested by an undergraduate student, the review will be conducted by the Vice President for Student Development (or designee); when requested by a graduate student, the review will be conducted by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (or designee). A review of a LUAA is not a hearing or investigation regarding the merits of any underlying allegation(s); rather it is an administrative review of the LUAA decision alone, to determine whether the LUAA is appropriate under the circumstances. The University may re-evaluate a LUAA at any time to consider its continued necessity.
Violation of a LUAA issued under the Comprehensive Policy may be grounds for additional informal or formal intervention, including disciplinary action.