Civil Rights - University of Dallas

Civil Rights - University of Dallas

Supportive Measures

When a violation of the University Civil Rights Policy is reported, the University will consider supportive measures to protect involved persons and/or the community. An alleged victim is not required to file a formal complaint to receive supportive measures.

Supportive measures may include changes in academic, living, transportation, working conditions, or other protective measures. The University will make such accommodations or provide such protective measures if requested and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the alleged violations to University Police or local law enforcement.

Supportive measures include allowing a student who is an alleged victim or an alleged perpetrator of an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking to drop a course without academic penalty if the other party involved in the reported incident is enrolled in the same course.

Supportive measures may be instituted, altered, or revoked by the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX and remain in place until they are altered, revoked, or expire. Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to,

  • referral to counseling and health services;
  • education in the community;
  • restrictions on contact between the parties;
  • in consultation with the Dean of Students: altering the housing situation of the respondent or complainant, providing campus escorts, or providing transportation accommodations;
  • in consultation with the Director of Human Resources: altering work arrangements for employees; and
  • in consultation with the Dean, Assistant Dean, or Associate Dean of the applicable college: offering adjustments to academic deadlines, course schedules, etc.

When interim suspension or administrative leave is imposed, the person will be given the opportunity to explain why suspension or leave should not be imposed.

If a supportive measure is initially refused, it may still be available at a later date. Violations of supportive measures are a separate violation of the University Civil Rights Policy.