Supportive Measures

Supportive measures are individualized services, accommodations, or other assistance the Title IX Coordinator can put in place after receiving notice of alleged sexual misconduct. We want community members to be safe, to receive appropriate medical attention, and to get the help they need to continue to access their educational and professional pursuits at Arkansas Tech University.

Some possible supportive measures are listed below. Not all of the measures listed will be necessary in every case, and the list is not exhaustive. Each case is very different, and the Title IX Coordinator works with the involved party(ies) to identify what supportive measures are appropriate to ensure equal access to educational programs, activities, and/or work. These measures are available whether or not an individual chooses to file a formal complaint and whether or not an investigation has commenced. Supportive measures are available for both Complainants and Respondents.

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example supportive measures
  • Referral to counseling, medical, and/or other healthcare services
  • Referral to community-based service providers
  • Visa and immigration assistance
  • Student financial aid counseling
  • Education to the institutional community or community subgroup(s)
  • Altering campus housing assignment(s)
  • Altering work arrangements for employees or student-employees
  • Safety planning
  • Providing campus safety escorts
  • Providing transportation accommodations
  • Implementing contact limitations (no contact directives) between the parties
  • Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course/program-related adjustments
  • Campus ban letters
  • Timely warnings
  • Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence
  • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
  • Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator or the AA/EEO Officer



If at any point during the complaint, investigative or disciplinary processes, the Title IX Coordinator reasonably believes that a Respondent who is a member of the University community poses a substantial threat of harm to any member of the campus community; threatens or endangers University property; or disrupts the stability and continuance of normal University operations and functions, the Title IX Coordinator may take actions such as the following:

  1. For student Respondents:
    1. summarily suspend the Respondent from campus housing on an interim basis and/or restrict his or her movement on campus; or
    2. suspend the Respondent from campus.
  1. For employee Respondents’ request that the individual authorized to make personnel decisions regarding the employee at issue:
    1. take such steps as are reasonable, appropriate, and necessary to restrict the Respondent’s movement on campus; or
    2. reassign the Respondent or place him or her on administrative leave.

 These actions may be appealed by student Respondents to the Vice President for Student Affairs and by employees to the respective Vice President or Athletic Director over their division.