CCS No Contact Order


College administrators are authorized to issue a No Contact Order (NCO) prohibiting contact between students when there exists a reasonable concern that physical or psychological harm may result from such contact, when an NCO is requested as a supportive measure by the Office Institutional Equity and Inclusion. The terms of the NCO will be reasonably tailored to the specific risks and circumstances present.

Administrative Authority

CCS administrators that may issue a NCO on behalf of the institution include:

– Dean of Students (primary)

– Provost

– Asst. Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

– Director of Residence Life

– Director of Operations


CCS will consider all facts and circumstances relevant to an NCO request in determining if an NCO should be issued. These factors include but are not limited to:

– Allegations, threats, and/or evidence of physical violence;

– Allegations, threats, and/or evidence of harassment;

– Risk of psychological harm as a result of continued interaction;

– Continued contact between students may have a material impact on campus disciplinary processes, overall community safety, or CCS facilities;

– Request made as a supportive measure in the process of reporting a violation to the Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (Including Title IX) policy.

All NCO’s issued by CCS will be mutual, meaning all parties involved will be prohibited from contact with the other parties.  “Contact” includes physical contact, in-person communication, phone calls, text messages, emails and other electronic forms of communication, social media-based messages or postings, and third party communications including through a proxy.

NCO’s do not ensure students will not see one another on campus, they only serve to limit potential interaction.  In the event of incidental interaction (eg. a common stairwell) both parties are expected to remove themselves from the situation without additional communication or conflict.

Additional protective measures or terms specific to an individual NCO will be explicitly stated in the NCO documentation issued to all parties involved.  Protective measures may not be mutual and may only apply to one party.

Examples of restrictions that may be included in an NCO:

– Restricting a student’s access to certain campus locations;

– Restricting times a student may be present in on-campus dining facilities;

– Restricting participation in co-curricular activities or campus organizations

– Restricting times when a student may access common facilities (eg. Wood Shop, 24 Hour Computer Lab, CCS Libraries, etc.)


No Contact Order (NCO) requests may be made by any CCS student or may be initiated by the College during the course of an ongoing investigation or mitigation of an active threat.

CCS Officials that are able to issue an NCO include:

– Dean of Students (primary)

– Provost

– Asst. Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion

– Dir. of Residence Life

– Dir. of Operations

A student requesting a No Contact Order should contact the Dean of Students.  The student should provide a detailed description of the circumstances and all relevant information related to the No Contact Order request.  This initial contact should be done through email in order to provide a written complaint.

Upon receipt of the request for a No Contact Order, the Dean of Students will schedule a follow up meeting, if necessary, to finalize the No Contact Order request.  In the event the Dean of Students is not available to respond to the request, any CCS Official outlined in the policy may serve to administer this policy.

CCS will consider all facts and circumstances surrounding the request to determine if a No Contact Order will be issued.

No Contact Orders will be issued in writing to all parties involved.  The written order will include all specific restrictions and terms associated with the No Contact Order.  All No Contact Orders are considered indefinite unless a specific end date for the Order is identified in the written Order.

When CCS determines to issue a No Contact Order without a specific student request in response to an ongoing investigation or the mitigation of an active threat, all involved parties will be informed through a phone call that a No Contact Order is being issued.  An overview of the No Contact Order and the parties involved will be relayed during this phone call.  The full details of the No Contact Order will be sent in writing to all parties involved immediately after the initial phone call.

January 18, 2023

January 18, 2023

Academic Affairs