Supportive Measures

There are different reporting options and supportive measures available for individuals that have been impacted by sexual and relationship violence.

Supportive measures are available to impacted individuals whether or not they make the decision to pursue resolution and place a formal complaint.  Support measures never require a formal complaint.

If an impacted individual chooses to file a formal complaint to seek resolution from the University, there are different reporting options.  It is the choice of the individual impacted what resolution option best meets their needs and if they would like to file a formal complaint.

Upon receipt of a report of Prohibited Conduct, regardless of whether a reporting individual chooses to pursue a Formal Complaint, the Title IX Coordinators will provide Supportive Measures, as reasonable, available, and appropriate.

  • Supportive Measures may include mutual restrictions on contact between the parties (also known as No Contact Orders), extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, campus escort services, safe-space zones, residence hall relocation, leaves of absence, transportation arrangements, increased security and monitoring of certain areas on campus, or reassignment to a different supervisor or position.
  • They are non-disciplinary, and they are non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonable, and without fee or charge.
  • They are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the University’s Education Program or Activity without unreasonably burdening the other party, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the campus community, or deter Prohibited Conduct.
  •  Respondents are also eligible for Supportive Measures as reasonable, available, and appropriate.

Additional relief such as protective orders may be available through the criminal and/or family court process.

Syracuse University community members may contact the Sexual and Relationship Violence Response Team at the Barnes Center at The Arch (24/7) at 315.443.8000 or the Title IX Coordinator at 315.443.0211 or to discuss or request Supportive Measures. Additional assistance for personal or academic support and procedural guidance is also available through the Dean of Students’ Office at

Community resources are also available through Vera House, a local resource that provides advocacy services for individuals impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse. For more information, please contact 315.468.3240.


Retaliation against a reporting individual or anyone involved in the process is prohibited.

Retaliation may include:

  • Intimidating or threatening a person because such person filed a complaint, furnished information, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, review, hearing, or other activity related to the administration of university policies.
  • Contacting or threatening other parties and witnesses for the purpose of interfering with the investigation, and encouraging others to contact or threaten parties and witnesses for the purpose of interfering.

The University prohibits retaliation against any individual who in good faith makes a complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct or participates as a witness in a proceeding under this or any other University policy. Retaliation is also unlawful pursuant to Title IX and other laws.