Supportive Measures

What are “Supportive Measures”?

Supportive Measures are individualized services offered (as appropriate and as reasonably available) without fee or charge to the Complainant or Respondent regardless of whether a Formal Complaint is filed, and the status of any Formal Complaint that has been filed. Supportive Measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to CSU education programs or activities, or the workplace without unreasonably burdening another person, including to protect the safety of all individuals involved or the educational or work environment. Supportive measures are available on an ongoing basis, now or in the future, at the individual’s request.

What are some examples?

Possible supportive measures include (but aren't limited to):

  • expedited appointments with counseling at CAPS
  • extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
  • modifications of work or class schedules
  • campus escorts
  • formal requests to stop contact
  • mutual or unilateral restrictions on contact between parties
  • changes in work or housing locations
  • leaves of absence
  • increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus

How can I get supportive measures?

Anyone who is wishing to receive supportive measures due to experiencing sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation for participation with our office can receive supportive measures in the following ways:

  1. Contact someone from our office
  2. Reach out to the Campus Advocate Team at 707-445-2881 (24/7, free) and request that they reach out to the Title IX & DHR Prevention Office on your behalf

Respondents can also request supportive measures by contacting our office.

How is confidentiality handled when I request supportive measures?

Depending on what you are requesting, we may need to share limited information. We will fully explain to you what information is shared and with whom when we discuss the types of supportive measures you are requesting. You will receive a copy of the supportive measure request, as well. For example, if you are requesting an extension on a paper in one of your classes, the request could look like this:

“Cal Poly Humboldt student [NAME], [Humboldt ID], is dealing with extenuating circumstances stemming from an incident that falls under Title IX. I have knowledge of the incident and circumstances and assess that their effects are hampering this student’s ability to attend class and focus on and complete assigned coursework. I respectfully ask for favorable consideration of requests from this student regarding absences, course assignments, examinations, and any other grade-impacting requirements”

I have more questions – who can I reach out to?

You can reach out to anyone in our office or speak with someone at the Campus Advocate Team.