Supportive Measures

The Title IX Office will conduct an individualized assessment and will review requests for supportive measures. 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 can be requested with or without engaging in a university grievance process. The Title IX Office may work with campus partners, like Human Resources or faculty members, to implement appropriate and reasonably available supportive measures.

Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Mutual No Contact Orders;
  2. Referral to campus and community resources for advocacy, counseling, disability services, financial aid services, health services, immigration services, safety and transportation services;
  3. Extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments;
  4. Modification of work or class schedules;
  5. Change in work or housing locations;
  6. Consideration of leave requests;; and
  7. Removal of a program participant, supplier/contractor, volunteer, or visitor.

Requests for supportive measures can be made to the Title IX Office by filling out the Supportive Measures Request Form and submitting it to the Title IX Office.

Supportive measures can be made available regardless of whether an individual chooses to disclose the specifics of an incident to the university or law enforcement and come with no cost to the individual.

In addition, if accommodations due to disability are necessary, contact the following:

Students: contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at 304-696-2288 or visit their website.
Faculty/staff: contact Human Resources at 304-696-6455, or visit their website.