A No-contact Directive (NCD) issued in response to an alleged violation of the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct is an administrative action designed to prevent contact between two or more individuals. NCDs can be issued based on request or need, as determined by the University official issuing the directive, and do not require the filing of a formal complaint. NCDs are generally mutual in scope and do not determine fault, unless otherwise stated. In certain circumstances a unilateral (single party) NCD may be issued to a respondent.
The parameters of every NCD are determined on a case-by-case basis and are reviewed on an ongoing basis or upon request. An NCD may be an accommodation, an interim measure, or a remedy following a disciplinary proceeding.
An NCD prohibits contact, including, but not limited to in-person, through electronic means, or through a third party, but it does not prevent individuals from being in the same place or seeing one another on- or off-campus. The University may, however, require a respondent to leave a place where a complainant is present or otherwise restrict a respondent’s activities as a separate interim measure and/or a remedy if appropriate.
An NCD issued in response to an alleged violation of the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct can be implemented by any of the following individuals, and/or their designees:
- The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators – titleIX@uchicago.edu
- The Dean of Students in the University – DOSfirstname.lastname@example.org
- The Associate Dean of Students for Disciplinary Affairs – email@example.com
Any potential violation of an NCD should be reported, by email or phone, to the University official who issued the directive and may result in disciplinary action. Students are always encouraged to seek any clarification regarding a NCD.
If you have questions about NCDs, you may speak confidentially with a Sexual Assault Dean on Call, or anonymously with the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students during office drop in hours.