Protective Measures

Protective Measures for Reporting Individuals

Syracuse University will put into place reasonable measures to protect a reporting individual or others and to remedy an unsafe or hostile environment. Protective measures can be taken immediately, while an investigation is still ongoing.  Protective measures may be implemented on an interim, or temporary basis, but may also be made permanent.  Examples of protective measures Syracuse University may take include, but are not limited to: a no-contact order, safe-space zones, residence hall relocation, adjustment of course schedules or employment, a leave of absence, transportation arrangements, or reassignment to a different supervisor or position. These measures may be applied to one, both, or multiple parties involved.

Syracuse University community members may contact, the Title IX Coordinator, the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, or the Department of Public Safety to request a No Contact Order (NCO).


Retaliation against a reporting individual or anyone involved in the process is prohibited.

Retaliation may include:

    • Intimidating or threatening a person because such person filed a complaint, furnished information, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, review, hearing or other activity related to the administration of university policies.
    • Contacting or threatening other parties and witnesses for the purpose of interfering with the investigation, and encouraging others to contact or threaten parties and witnesses for the purpose of interfering.

The University prohibits retaliation against any individual who in good faith makes a complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual misconduct or participates as a witness in a proceeding under this or any other University policy. Retaliation is also unlawful pursuant to Title IX and other laws.