IV (3). Interim Action

At times, it is necessary for the Institute to take immediate action in order to protect the health, safety, wellbeing, or educational or working experience of students, employees, or the broader MIT community; to maintain academic integrity; to uphold Institute values; to end ongoing or prevent further misconduct; to separate individuals involved in a case; or for other similar reasons. To that end, the Institute reserves the right to take any interim or permanent administrative action that it deems necessary and appropriate under the particular circumstances.

Possible measures include without limitation interim suspension of a student organization, restrictions on student organization or living group activities, loss of Approved Institute Housing, no-contact orders or bans from certain activities.

In addition, regardless whether a complaint is brought before the COD, the IDHR office is authorized to take immediate actions that it determines are necessary and appropriate to respond to concerns related to sexual misconduct (including harassment), intimate partner violence stalking, or other forms of gender-based discrimination.

In all cases, interim measures are taken without prejudice to any other sanctions or remedies being imposed as part of subsequent COD proceedings.

Further, the Associate Dean for FSILGs or designee, in consultation with the respective governing council President, may impose an interim action that may include restrictions on an FSILG. These restrictions may be imposed prior to a council hearing and during non-academic terms such as holidays, IAP, and summer break periods. Such action may be taken when the alleged violation is deemed to be egregious and/or involve unsafe behavior.

Events where MIT’s Event Registration Policies and Protocols for Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups and MIT’s Atlas Registration agreements, expectations, or risk management plans are not followed may result in alteration, cancellation, or banning of future events by the Division of Student Life.  In some circumstances, a complaint may be submitted to the Committee on Discipline for further review.

Failure to meet housing, health, and safety requirements, and/or submit appropriate licenses, certificates, and documentation shall result in an Interim Action that may include, but are not limited to, loss of Approved Institute Housing, social host privileges, chapter group restrictions, or may result in possible legal action by the host city.

Chapters that default on MIT IRDF loans and/or grants are subject to loss of Good Standing, Approved Institute Housing, and/or Institute Recognition.