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What are supportive measures?

Supportive measures are offered to both the complainant and respondent involved in a Title IX case. They are considered non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the complainant or respondent before or after the filing of a formal Title IX complaint or where no formal complaint has been filed.

Supportive 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 recipient's educational environment, or deter sexual harassment. 

Supportive measures may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Counseling
  • Extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
  • Modifications of work or class schedules
  • Campus escort services
  • Mutual restrictions on contact between parties (No Contact Directive)
  • Changes in work or housing locations
  • Leave of absence
  • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
The SMSU Title IX coordinator is responsible for coordinating the effective implementation of supportive measures. For specific information regarding reasonable accommodations for pregnant and parenting students, please click here.

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