Supportive Measures

Any individual, including a third party, may make a report to the University of prohibited conduct committed by a Student, Faculty, or Staff member and potentially receive supportive measures. The University Title IX Coordinator or designee will assess whether the University can offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to individuals participating in the University’s educational programs or activities upon notice of alleged discriminatory harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.

Supportive measures are individualized services meant to restore or preserve access to the living, learning, and working environment; to protect students and employees; or deter sexual harassment. They may include, but are not limited to:

  • Referral to University counseling, medical, and/or advocacy services
  • Referral to community-based service providers for counseling, medical, advocacy, or legal services
  • Visa and immigration assistance
  • Student financial aid counseling
  • Education to the community, community subgroup(s), and opportunities for voluntary individual education
  • Altering campus housing assignment(s)
  • Altering work arrangements for employees or student-employees
  • Safety planning
  • Providing campus safety escorts
  • Providing transportation accommodations
  • Implementing a BU No Contact Directive between the parties, limiting communication or contact
  • Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course/program-related Adjustments
  • Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence
  • Protective Order issued under state or federal law
  • No Trespass Order (issued by BUPD)
  • Any other actions deemed appropriate by the University Title IX Coordinator or designee

Violations of No Contact Directive orders (BU orders notifying parties to stay away from each other) will be referred to appropriate student or employee conduct processes for enforcement and may result in discipline or administrative action.

A court-issued restraining order can be enforced anywhere in the United States, no matter where you obtain it. Violating a restraining order is a criminal offense. The Boston University Police Department can provide information and support throughout this process. The University will also work with you to make any accommodations necessary to ensure your safety.