Supportive Measures

Assistance is available to anyone involved with a report or complaint.

When applicable, Loyola will offer and/or implement appropriate and reasonably available supportive measures for reporters, affected parties, complainants, respondents, and/or witnesses in response to a report or complaint of alleged discrimination, sexual misconduct, or other related offenses.

Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, and are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the University’s education programs or activities without unreasonably burdening other parties. Supportive measures may be designed to protect the safety of all parties or the University’s educational environment or deter prohibited conduct. The University treats supportive measures as private, provided that privacy does not impair the University’s ability to implement the supportive measures. Supportive measures are available independently of whether a complaint is filed by the affected party or initiated by the OEC, and are provided at no cost to parties.

Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to:

  • Referral to counseling, medical, advocacy, and/or other health services
  • Referral to the Employee Assistance Program (for faculty and staff employees)
  • Mutual restrictions on contact between parties (No Contact Directives)
  • Advocating to faculty for adjustments to academic deadlines, course schedules, etc.
  • Student financial aid counseling
  • Education to the community or community subgroup
  • Altering housing situation
  • Altering work locations or arrangements for faculty or staff employees or student workers
  • Safety planning
  • Providing transportation/parking assistance
  • Referral for academic support
  • Referral for visa or immigration assistance

To access supportive measures through the Office for Equity & Compliance or the Office of the Dean of Students, submit a report here. The appropriate staff will reach out to you to determine the next steps.

In some limited circumstances, such as instances of gender-based violence, supportive measures can also be requested through Advocacy Services in the Wellness Center.