Supportive Measures

What You Should Know

Supportive Measures. Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive, individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge. Supportive measures are available to both the complainant and the respondent involved in an alleged incident of sexual-based misconduct or relationship violence. They are available before or after the filing of a complaint and where no complaint has been filed.

Supportive measures are designed to restore or preserve access to a party’s education without unreasonably burdening the other party; to protect the safety of all parties and the University of Florida’s educational environment.

Supportive measures may include counseling, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, changes in work or housing locations, increased security, and monitoring of certain areas of campus, and other similar measures.

In fairly assessing the need for a party to receive such measures, the university will not rely on fixed rules or operating assumptions that favor one party over another, nor will the university make such measures available only to one party.

The measures needed by each individual may change over time, and the Title IX Coordinator will communicate with each individual to ensure that any supportive measures are necessary and effective based on their evolving needs.