Supportive Measures are individualized services offered to a Complainant following a Report of Sexual Harassment. Such Supportive Measures may continue and may be modified based on the Complainant’s needs if a Formal Complaint is filed, during the Grievance Procedure, and after the Grievance Procedure is completed, even if the Respondent is found not responsible.
Supportive Measures may also be provided as appropriate to Respondents after a Formal Complaint is filed.
Supportive Measures are also available to individuals through the Confidential Title IX Advocate. Individuals involved with possible violations of sexual misconduct under other College policies may also receive Supportive Measures.
Supportive Measures are without charge to the Party and are designed to facilitate each Party’s access to education programs and activities, without overly burdening the other Party. In addition, Supportive Measures may not be overly burdensome or disciplinary/punitive to a Respondent prior to a finding of responsibility in the Grievance Procedure. The Title IX Coordinator works with the Parties throughout the process, and Supportive Measures can be modified to reflect any needed changes at any point in the process. The Title IX Coordinator shall document Supportive Measures, including any instance where it is deemed that Supportive Measures are not necessary or are not desired by the Parties.
The following are examples of types of Supportive Measures that may be implemented, depending on the particular circumstances of the individuals involved and the claimed violation; this is not an exhaustive list.
- Referrals for mental health and medical services, on and off campus;
- Referrals to other support services and resources, on and off campus;
- Academic and/or athletic/co-curricular adjustments (such as deadline extensions, course changes, late add/drops, incompletes);
- Disability accommodations to participate in the Title IX process;
- Housing assistance (safe room, temporary change of room/residence hall, etc.);
- Assistance with changes in campus employment (schedule change, location change, etc.);
- Assistance with obtaining no contact directives and/or no trespass orders;
- Assistance in finding an Advisor for the Formal Complaint process;
- Assistance in understanding the Title IX process and other College processes.