The term “Supportive Measures” refers to non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered by the University 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. Such measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the education program or activity without unreasonably burdening the other party, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the University’s educational environment, or deter Prohibited Conduct. Supportive measures cannot punish or discipline the Respondent.

The range of potential supportive measures include:

  • Imposition of a mutual “No-Contact Order”;
  • Extensions of deadlines;
  • Rescheduling of exams and assignments;
  • Providing alternative course completion options;
  • Modification or change in class schedule, including the ability to drop a course without penalty or to transfer;
  • Change in work schedule or job assignment;
  • Change in student’s campus housing;
  • Leaves of absence;
  • Assistance from University support staff in completing housing relocation;
  • Limiting access to certain University facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter;
  • Voluntary leave of absence;
  • Providing academic support services, such as tutoring;
  • Institutional resources pertaining to visa/immigrant status;
  • Escort services;
  • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus or similar measures;
  • University-imposed leave, emergency removal, or separation for the Respondent; and
  • Any other measure that can be tailored to the involved individuals to achieve the goals of this Policy.