4.8 Supportive Measures

  1. The University of Iowa will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and/or related retaliation.

    Supportive measures are nondisciplinary, nonpunitive, individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the parties to restore or preserve access to the University of Iowa’s education program, activity, or workplace, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the University of Iowa’s educational environment, and/or deter sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and/or related retaliation.
  2. The Title IX Coordinator promptly makes supportive measures available to the parties upon receiving notice or a complaint. At the time that supportive measures are offered, the University of Iowa will inform the complainant, in writing, that they may file a formal complaint with the University of Iowa either at that time or in the future, if they have not done so already. The Title IX Coordinator works with the complainant to ensure that their wishes are taken into account with respect to the supportive measures that are planned and implemented.

    The Title IX Coordinator will work with the complainant’s or respondent’s Senior Human Resources Leader or the Associate Dean for Faculty when implementing support measures related to the workplace or when the alleged conduct involves a nexus to the workplace.  
  3. Subject to applicable laws and court orders, the University of Iowa will maintain the privacy of the supportive measures, provided that privacy does not impair the University of Iowa’s ability to provide the supportive measures. The University of Iowa will act to ensure as minimal an academic impact on the parties as possible and provide flexibility within the workplace when it can reasonably do so. The University of Iowa will implement measures in a way that does not unreasonably burden the other party.
  4. Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to:
    1. One-on-one coaching;
    2. Referral to counseling, medical, and/or other health care services;
    3. Referral to community-based service providers;
    4. Visa and immigration assistance;
    5. Student financial aid counseling;
    6. Education to the community or community subgroup(s);
    7. Altering campus housing assignment(s);
    8. Altering work arrangements for employees or student-employees;
    9. Providing parking or transportation accommodations;
    10. Implementing contact limitations (no-contact directives) between the parties;
    11. Academic extensions of deadlines, or other course-/program-related adjustments;
    12. Crime alerts;
    13. Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence;
    14. Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus;
    15. Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator.
  5. Violations of no-contact directives will be referred to appropriate student or employee conduct processes for enforcement.
  6. Individuals who have experienced a recent sexual assault are strongly encouraged to visit a hospital or clinic to assess and address their medical needs. The exam can assess for injuries and provide necessary medical advice and medication for concerns regarding pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI). A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner is available at both Iowa City hospitals to perform an evidentiary examination. Receiving an evidentiary examination does not mean that a victim must make a complaint to the university or to law enforcement. Rather, the examination serves to preserve evidence in the event that a victim may wish to make a complaint in the future.

    A sexual assault evidentiary exam is fully covered and paid for by the State of Iowa and will not be submitted for insurance purposes.

    ​To secure medical assistance and/or an evidentiary exam, visit:

    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Emergency Department (open 24 hours)
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Roy Carver Pavilion, Level 1 
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242 
    Emergency Medicine phone: 319-356-2233 
    UIHC Nurseline (operated 24 hours): 319-384-8442