Supportive Measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive, and individualized services that the College offers and may put in place, without fee or charge, after receiving notice of possible violations of this Policy. Supportive Measures are designed to restore or preserve access to the College’s Education Program and Activity, protect the safety of all Parties and the College’s educational environment, and/or deter Sexual Misconduct, while not being punitive in nature or unreasonably burdening any Party.
Both Complainants and Respondents have the right to receive Supportive Measures from the College regardless of whether a Formal Complaint has been filed. The Title IX Coordinator will contact a Complainant after receiving notice of possible violation of this Policy (1) to discuss the availability of Supportive Measures and (2) to explain that Supportive Measures are available with or without the filing of a Formal Complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment. The Title IX Coordinator will consider the Complainant’s wishes with respect to implementation of Supportive Measures.
To determine the appropriate Supportive Measure(s) to be implemented, the College will conduct an individualized assessment based on the unique facts and circumstances of a situation. Whether a possible Supportive Measure would unreasonably burden the other Party is a fact-specific determination made by the College in its discretion that takes into account the nature of the Education Program and Activity, opportunities and benefits in which an individual is participating.
Examples of Supportive Measures may include, as appropriate and as reasonably available:
- referral to counseling or medical services
- extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
- modifications of work or class schedules
- campus escort services
- restrictions on contact between the Parties (no contact orders)
- changes in work or housing locations
- leaves of absence
- increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
Supportive Measures will remain private to the extent possible. Some College officials will be notified of Supportive Measures as needed for implementation.
The Title IX Coordinator will ultimately serve as the point of contact for any individual requesting Supportive Measures.