X. Supportive Measures

Upon receipt of a report of Prohibited Conduct, the College may impose reasonable and appropriate supportive measures designed to restore or preserve a complainant’s equal access to College programs or activities without fee or charge, and without treating the respondent as responsible unless and until the completion of a Formal Resolution that determines the respondent to be responsible for a policy violation. Supportive measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the College’s education programs and activities without unreasonably burdening the other party. They include measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the College’s educational environment, and include measures to deter sexual harassment.

Supportive measures are available to both the complainant and respondent regardless of whether the complainant chooses to file a formal complaint. The Title IX Coordinator will maintain the privacy of any supportive measures provided to the extent possible and will promptly address any reported violation/s of the supportive measures.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the effective implementation of supportive measures. Any requests for or questions concerning supportive measures may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

A. Range of Supportive Measures

Potential supportive measures, implemented on behalf of the complainant and/or the respondent to the extent reasonably available and warranted by the circumstances, include, but are not limited to:

  • Access to counseling services and assistance in setting up an initial appointment, both on and off campus;

  • Imposition of a mutual “no-contact order” (failing to abide by the no-contact order may result in allegations of additional policy violations);

  • Rescheduling of exams and assignments;

  • Providing extensions of deadlines;

  • Providing alternative course completion options;

  • Change in class scheduling, including the ability to transfer course sections or withdraw from a course without penalty;

  • Change in work schedule or job assignment;

  • Change in student’s College-owned, sponsored or controlled housing;

  • Assistance in completing housing relocation;

  • Limiting an individual’s or organization’s access to certain College facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter;

  • Voluntary leave of absence;

  • Providing an escort to ensure safe movement between classes and activities;

  • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus;

  • Providing medical services;

  • Providing academic support services, such as tutoring;

  • College-imposed administrative leave or separation;

  • College-imposed restricted access;

  • Providing assistance with identifying resources available to assist with matters of visa or immigration issues, legal issues and transportation options;

  • Other remedies that can reasonably be tailored to the involved individuals to achieve the goals of this policy. 

B. College-Imposed Restricted Access and Administrative Leave

Restricted Access is the removal of a respondent from the College’s education program or activity on an emergency/temporary basis. Restricted Access is not disciplinary in nature and is not recorded on the respondent’s transcript or permanent employee file. Restricted Access is evaluated on an individualized basis to determine the appropriate level of access to campus and participation in the College’s programs and activities. Students placed on Restricted Access are often, but not always, permitted to continue to participate in classes and other academic obligations, and may or may not be able to remain in College housing, eat in the dining hall, or be present on campus during unstructured periods of time.

The Title IX Coordinator conducts an individualized safety and risk analysis to determine whether there exists an immediate threat to physical health or safety of any student or other individual arising from the allegations of sexual harassment and/or other allegations of Prohibited Conduct. If so, the Title IX Coordinator may, in consultation with the appropriate College personnel, impose Restricted Access on student respondents. The Title IX Coordinator will notify both parties in writing of the resulting restrictions and any changes to such restrictions.

All respondents are able to challenge Restricted Access. If a respondent wishes to challenge Restricted Access, the respondent shall provide written notice of such challenge, including their reasons, to the Title IX Coordinator within 2 business days of receiving notice of the restriction. The Title IX Coordinator, in conjunction with appropriate College personnel, shall meet with the respondent and an advisor of the respondent’s choice. The purpose of the meeting is to permit the respondent to respond to the restriction. The location of the meeting will be determined by the Title IX Coordinator and may occur via telephone or video-conference. Within 1 business day of the meeting, the Title IX Coordinator and appropriate College personnel shall again consult regarding the Restricted Access and shall notify the respondent in writing of the outcome. Any changes to the restrictions shall be provided in writing to all parties. 

The Title IX Coordinator, in conjunction with other appropriate College personnel, may impose administrative leave on employee respondents if the facts and circumstances surrounding the reported conduct support such leave. Administrative leave is a separate process from Restricted Access and is not disciplinary in nature. Employees placed on administrative leave will receive written notice of the conditions of that leave, but will not be able to challenge the administrative leave.