Requesting a No Contact Order
What is a No Contact Order?
A No Contact Order is a directive issued to a student (i.e. the Respondent) that requires them to avoid all contact with the requesting party (i.e. the Complainant). No Contact Orders are not restraining orders. No Contact Orders prohibit contact, but do not limit the Respondent’s presence on campus or participation in University programs, nor does it require the respondent to move or relocate to a different room/apartment/house.
If you need immediate help or are in danger, please call the UC Davis Police Department at 530.752.1230. If you are off-campus, you may contact the police by calling 911.
When are No Contact Orders issued?
The Title IX Office, which includes the Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP), is responsible for issuing No Contact Orders. Requests for No Contact Orders are reviewed upon the Complainant's request when the Respondent is alleged to have engaged in behavior against the Complainant that is prohibited by the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Policy and when contact between the parties would cause a reasonable person to experience significant emotional harm and/or perceive a threat to their safety, health, or property. If you are seeking a No Contact Order for reasons unrelated to the SVSH Policy and the Respondent is a student, please contact the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) at 530.752.1128 or email@example.com.
How do I request a No Contact Order?
- You can request a No Contact Order by filling out the online No Contact Order Request Form.
- The No Contact Order request form is intended to gather enough information to determine whether the necessary conditions have been met. Please provide as much information as possible when filling out the form.
- You will be contacted via email by someone from the Title IX Office or HDAPP after your request has been received and evaluated.
- If you have difficulty completing the form, please contact HDAPP at 530.747.3864 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) at 530.752.3299 or email@example.com.
- If you need immediate help or are in danger, please call the UC Davis Police Department at 530.752.1230. If you are off-campus, you may contact the police by calling 911.
When happens if a No Contact Order is violated?
Violating a No Contact Order issued by the Title IX Office is a violation of the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy. Complainants are encouraged to contact HDAPP or the Title IX Office as soon as possible when a No Contact Order is violated. Someone from HDAPP will contact the Complainant to discuss potential next steps.