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Supportive Measures

The university may offer supportive measures to individuals (students, faculty, and staff) who have experienced sexual misconduct or discrimination while at the university. Supportive measures are designed to address an individual's safety and well-being and to allow the individual continued access to educational or employment opportunities.

Possible Supportive Measures

  • Assistance with academic accommodations
  • Assistance with preserving eligibility for federal financial aid and university programs
  • Connection to resources on and off campus
  • Assistance in addressing safety concerns such as through no contact orders

How to Get Help

The individual can file a report concerning sexual misconduct and/or discrimination at equity.usu.edu or call our office at (435) 797-1266.

The Office of Equity's supportive measures specialist will reach out to the individual and invite them to participate in an intake meeting or phone call to learn more about the individual's experience and to assess whether supportive measures can be requested on their behalf.

Supportive measures may be provided regardless of whether an individual chooses to participate in a police investigation, university investigation, or the university's informal resolution process. Reasonable supportive measures are made available to both complainants and respondents during the investigation process.

Assessment Factors

The Office of Equity assesses whether a supportive measure request is reasonable using the following factors:

  • The date and nature of the incident
  • The long-term impact on the successful completion of a degree
  • The impact of the request on the professor, supervisor and/or department
  • University policies and resources

Ongoing Supportive Measures

The need for ongoing supportive measures will be assessed based on whether the need for support is linked to the sexual misconduct or discrimination incident and whether the request is reasonable.

Referral to Other Resources

The Office of Equity will provide information about additional resources to individuals interacting with the office. Individuals are encouraged to seek support from campus and community resources in addition to working with the supportive measures specialist or investigation team.

If the incident does not fall within the Office of Equity's jurisdiction or the individual needs additional support that cannot be requested by the supportive measures specialist, the individual will be referred to other campus and community resources. 

Information about other resources is located in the "Resources" tab or under "Sexual Misconduct Resources."