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Protection Orders

On Campus No Contact Order

A campus no-contact order is a directive issued by a campus authority that prevents contact between parties or from one party to another. Such an order may be issued through coordination with a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA), the formal reporting process i.e. Student Conduct or Human Resources) or under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator. This may apply to communications in-person, online, and other forms of contact, both on-and off-campus. It is important to note that this is different than a civil order, which is issued by a court. Campus no-contact orders may be issued as a sanction or outcome of a conduct board hearing and may also be issued on an interim basis while an incident is under investigation or adjudication. It is important to note that the burden of proof for a campus no-contact order is often less than that required for a court issued order, and the consequences for violating it are also limited to action that can be taken by the University, such as an additional student conduct charge of failure to comply with a college official.