How does the Title IX Final Rule define supportive measures?

The Title IX Final Rule defines supportive measures as individualized services that are reasonably available, non-punitive, non-disciplinary and are not unreasonably burdensome to the other party, and that are designed to ensure equal educational access, to protect safety or to deter sexual harassment. An example of a supportive measure would be counseling for, say, the complainant or a change in class schedule for the complainant so that the complainant is no longer in the same class as the respondent or vice versa. Supportive measures would be various in nature. Sometimes, schools would take liberties that their supportive measures do not meet the Title IX Final Rule's expectations of what a supportive measure is. In part, that's why having an experienced attorney advisor can help you navigate the process, can help you work towards trying to ensure a process and a favorable outcome. They should be involved as early as possible in the process.