Supportive Measure

Supportive Measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the Complainant or the Respondent before or after the filing of a formal complaint or where no formal complaint has been filed.

Supportive measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity without unreasonably burdening the other party, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the recipient’s educational environment, or deter sexual harassment.  The determination of appropriate supportive measures in a given situation must be based on the facts and circumstances of that situation. They are not intended to be permanent resolutions and may be amended or withdrawn as additional information is gathered.

Supportive measures may include counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, changes in work or housing locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus, and other similar measures.

The University will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon receiving a report of alleged prohibited behavior under this Policy.  The University may provide supportive measures regardless of whether a formal complaint is filed, or whether the Grievance Process is engaged. These measures may also be instituted to protect all parties during a Grievance Process, including investigation, decision-making, and appeals.  The University will act to ensure as minimal an academic impact on the parties as possible.