Supportive Measures

The types of supportive measures depend largely on the situation and the specific needs of the parties involved. Supportive measures are coordinated by Title IX and they are designed to restore or preserve equal access, protect the safety of the parties or educational environment, or deter sexual harassment.

Campus safety supportive measures may include:

  • Campus Public Safety escorts
  • Campus issued no-contact directive
  • Campus housing changes
  • Parking coordination
  • Campus facilities access scheduling
  • Designated paths to and from campus buildings
  • Class schedule changes
  • Temporary trespass orders
  • Referral to external advocacy agencies or other community support services

Academic supportive measures may include:

  • Extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
  • Modifications of student work assignments
  • Class schedule changes
  • Withdrawal from classes without penalty
  • Interim suspension
  • Financial aid appeal assistance
  • Referral to external advocacy agencies or other community support services

Employment supportive measures may include:

  • Modifications of work schedule or location
  • Campus Public Safety escorts
  • Leaves of absence
  • Campus issued no-contact directive
  • Parking coordination
  • Campus facilities access scheduling
  • Referral to external advocacy agencies or other community support services

*Employees may have other benefits or rights afforded to them. Contact Title IX and/or Human Resources for more information.

Other supportive measures may include:

  • Counseling referrals
  • Developmental coaching
  • Campus housing changes
  • Parking coordination
  • Campus facilities access scheduling
  • Referral to external advocacy agencies or other community support services

External Support and Safety

A protection order or a restraining order can be obtained that would order another person to remain a certain distance away from you at all times and prohibit any contact or communication.  If the recipient of a protection order or restraining order breaks those rules, he/she would have violated the order and would be subject to disciplinary actions.  Please note, restraining orders are useful in some situations, but because they rely on the recipient to follow the order (typically, out of fear of further disciplinary actions), some risk of contact still remains.  Information on obtaining a protection order or restraining order can be found at the links below.  If you are in immediate danger, dial 911.

Information for Washington state can be found through Washington State Protection Order Resources 

FAQs

Any party impacted by a Title IX incident can receive supportive measures, regardless of whether or not a formal complaint is filed. 

No. If a person has been impacted by sex- or gender-based harassment and it is limiting their ability to participate in their educational program, including employment at the college, they can seek assistance from the Title IX office.