Supportive Measures  

Supportive measures are a first response to a Title IX Coordinator being notified of an allegation of sexual harassment.  Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services implemented by a Title IX Coordinator and offered regardless of whether someone wants to pursue a formal complaint and regardless of where an incident occurred. 

Supportive measures are available to both complainants and respondents and are designed to help restore or preserve access to EVMS’ educational programs or activities without unreasonably burdening the other party.   Examples of supportive measures include, but are not limited to:  

  • Counseling or crisis intervention services
  • Leave of absence
  • Extension of deadlines or other course related adjustments
  • Changes to work or class schedules or in-class seating
  • Access to campus escort services
  • Mutual no contact orders or other adjustments to minimize contact between parties;
  • Changes to EVMS housing locations (based on availability)


Note that supportive measures do not include the pursuit of an investigation, which may only occur when a written complaint signed by the complainant (or a Title IX Coordinator) has been filed. 

Whenever one of our Title IX Coordinators receives a report that alleges sexual harassment, they will:

  • Promptly contact the complainant to notify them of the availability of supportive measures with or without filing a formal complaint;
  • Consider the complainant's wishes with respect to supportive measures; and
  • Explain the process for filing a formal complaint.

If you have questions about supportive measures, please contact a Title IX Coordinator.