Interim and Protective Measures

Interim and protective measures are support services, accommodation, and other assistance the university puts in place after receiving notice of incidents of relationship violence or sexual misconduct. These measures can be implemented before any final outcomes (investigatory, disciplinary, or remedial) have been determined. Interim measures are available even if an individual chooses not to report to law enforcement or participate in a university or criminal investigation.

MSU will implement reasonably available interim measures to protect a claimant and facilitate the claimant's continued access to university employment or education programs and activities. Interim measures may be both remedial, which are designed to address a claimant's safety and well-being and continued access to education opportunities, or protective, which involve action against a respondent.

  • Examples of Interim and Protective Measures

    Potential interim and protective measures include, but are not limited to:

    • Discrete professor notification regarding absences
    • Academic assistance such as:
      • Schedule changes
      • Retaking a course without financial or academic penalty
      • Withdrawals
      • Academic support services
      • Voluntary leaves of absence
    • Alternative Housing Placement
    • Counseling
    • Medical services
    Protective measures
    • University contact restriction
    • Removal of directory information
    • Limiting individual or organization's access to certain university facilities or activities
    • Interim disciplinary suspension
    • Suspension from employment
    • Alternative work schedules/locations
    • Transportation information
    • Assistance and information regarding student financial aid
    • Referrals to on- and off-campus services
  • Request Interim and Protective Measures

    Contact the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) to request interim measures.

    Office of Institutional Equity
    (517) 353-3922
    oie@msu.edu

    Interim measures are available even if an individual chooses not to report to law enforcement or participate in a university or criminal investigation.