Supportive versus Protective Measures

In response to a disclosure from a student or employee, the Title IX Coordinator works in conjunction with other campus community members to provide supportive or protective measures based on the wishes of the individual and the circumstances.

Supportive Measures

Supportive Measures are those types of assistance that the university can provide to a student or employee that are entirely focused on protecting that persons’ ability to access their education and employment. In other words, these types of assistance are supportive in nature and designed to help someone feel safer on campus or in the workplace without affecting another person’s ability to access campus or the workplace. Because these are purely supportive in nature, there is no formal conduct or grievance process required, and individuals often access these resources without disclosing further information about the incident or the identity of the one causing the harm.

These can include but are not limited to:

  • Academic Support
  • Counseling and Health Care Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Housing Changes for disclosing students
  • No Contact Directives or Agreements
  • Letters of Trespass
  • Referrals to Free Legal Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Visas or Immigration Assistance

Protective Measures

Protective Measures are those types of interventions that require the university to affect someone else’s ability to access their education, campus or employment. That means that once a protective measure is put in place, another individual may be removed from campus or the workplace, or may be otherwise placed on restrictions. These types of measures DO require a formal conduct or grievance process because they affect someone else’s rights.

These can include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Temporary Suspensions
  • Paid or Unpaid Administrative Leave
  • Moving an alleged wrongdoer out of Housing, or to another part of Housing
  • Restrictions of Movement on Campus
  • Suspension or Expulsion (as sanctions)
  • Termination of Employment (as discipline)

View a visual representation of the emergency action process