Both the complainant and respondent are eligible for stay-away requests and no-contact orders.
The university can issue Stay-Away Requests to address concerns regarding harassment, stalking, bullying and other unwanted attention. Stay-Away Requests can be issued even if you are unsure about pursuing disciplinary action. In cases where a disciplinary complaint alleging sexual misconduct has been initiated, an on-campus No- Contact Order will be issued, which prohibiting contact between the parties. Violations of a Stay-Away Request or a No-Contact Order will result in disciplinary action.
No Contact Orders are issued when an investigation begins and/or when Office of Equal Opportunity and/or the appropriate Dean believes there is a need for this interim measure.
Student wishing to enact a Stay Away Request or No Contact Order should contact their Dean’s office or Title IX Liaison.
On the Medford/Somerville Campus (AS&E), this is the role of the Dean’s office, specifically Mickey Toogood, Judicial Affairs Administrator. For more information, the Student Judicial Process has information under the Interim Measures section .
For all other schools, including Boston and Grafton, this is the role of the Title IX Liaisons.
If it is necessary, the Title IX Liaison in the other schools or Mickey Toogood in AS&E may also sit with each party and map out their classes, how they get to and from class, what time they eat in the cafeteria, etc., and organize a plan for each party to minimize the likelihood of a surprise run-in.
**It is important to note that specific details of these accommodations will be based on the individual’s situation and concerns.**