Rights & Supportive Measures
If you are the reporting party, report to the Office of Title IX that you have been the victim of a sexual offense, relationship violence, stalking, or harassment you, the reporting party, have certain rights under federal and state law and Goucher’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
If the Office of Title IX notifies you that you are accused of a sexual offense, relationship violence, stalking, or harassment you, the responding party, you have the following rights per our Goucher’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Supportive measures are non-disciplinary and non-punitive and may not unreasonably burden the Respondent in the absence of a finding of responsibility for conduct prohibited by this policy. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the issuance of supportive measures. Supportive measures include, but are not limited to:
- Extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
- Modifications of work or class schedules
- Campus escort services
- Restrictions on contact between the parties (no contact orders)
- Changes in work or housing locations
- Leaves of absence
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
The college documents the supportive measures provided, as well as those requested and not provided, and must document the reasons why the supportive measures were or not. The college records the denials of requested supportive measures and the reasons for the rejections.