What must a college or university do with regards to the complainant when a Title IX complaint is filed under the Title IX Final Rule?

Under the Title IX Final Rule, a school must provide supportive measures to a complainant when a Title IX complaint is made. Supportive measures can vary. It can be making a change in the respondent's classes to meet the needs of the complainant. It could be making a change in the housing assignment of say, both the complainant and the respondent.

It can be allowing, say certain consideration from the school regarding a person's academic obligations. If a person has say an exam scheduled, and if the Title IX case is affecting the complainant, the school can take steps in that regard to address such a concern. It can even say allow for a school to impose as appropriate to the circumstances, a temporary or interim suspension on the respondent so that the complainant would not necessarily have to be arguably burdened by seeing the respondent on-campus or coming into contact with the respondent on campus.

Ultimately, the school has to provide supportive measures. If you're facing a Title IX concern or a Title IX case, having an experienced attorney advisor can help you navigate the process and can help you work towards ensuring a fair process and a favorable outcome, and they should be involved as early as possible in the process.

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