Interim Safety & Supportive Measures

Title IX can assist with supportive measures to mitigate the impact of sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH) and create safety. 

We know that SVSH impacts mental health and prevents people from being safe and participating in campus-related activities and events. Supportive measures are implemented to ensure access and meaningful participation for undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty in their education, housing, and employment.

Some safety and supportive options

Some of the interim supportive measures Title IX can provide:

  • Academic adjustments (changes in section, changes in TA, changes in a class)
  • Academic support (more time for an assignment or a test, late withdrawal, etc.)
  • Changes to parking spots
  • Changes to on-campus housing situation (room, dorm, apartment)
  • Changes in work schedules
  • No contact directives 
  • Change of an advisor or PI
  • Additional measures can be provided depending on the needs of the person and details of their concern

Anyone can request a meeting with our office to discuss available safety options. During a meeting we can:

  • Answer questions related to privacy and other concerns. 
  • Provide consultation to talk through any potential options if you or someone you know has experienced prohibited conduct. 

Interim Safety & supportive measures are available regardless of whether or not you want to work with the Title IX office for a formal investigation or alternative resolution. The respondent does not need to be notified in order for a complainant to receive safety & supportive measures unless a formal investigation or alternative resolution is pursued. The exception would be for no contact directives, where the respondent must be notified that they may not make contact with the complainant.