Supportive Measures for Complainants
Supportive measures are offered to any student or employee who reports an incident of protected class discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence or stalking, regardless of their decision to go through a resolution process facilitated by the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX. Supportive measures allow students to continue to attend Mines in a way that is safe and also allows them access to their education, and allow employees to continue working at Mines in a way that is safe.
If you have questions regarding any of Mines’ complainant measures, please contact our office.
No Contact Directives
- This letter outlining a variety of expectations, including the prohibition of communication between involved parties, management of classrooms/building, common area space, campus activities, and resources, and the prohibition and consequences of retaliation. No Contact Directives are provided mutually to both Respondents and Complainants.
- For students who live on-campus (residence halls, Mines’ owned Fraternity and Sorority housing, and the Mines Park Apartments), Residence Life can offer space that is safe.
- For students who live off-campus, the Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX can provide resources and guidance for each individual situation.
- Mines Police are available to walk students to and from parking lots, classrooms, and other spaces on campus.
Academic Support Measures
Classroom Support Measures
- The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX works with the Registrar’s Office to change class sections.
- The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX works works with individual professors to develop expectations allowing for a safer classroom environment.
Testing Support Measures
- The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX works with Disability Support Services to coordinate Testing in the Testing Center. This will provide an environment that is quieter. The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX cannot coordinate additional time on tests. Requests for this accommodation need to go through the Disability Support Services request process.
Other Academic Support Measures
- The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX works with CASA or academic departments to ensure students have access to tutoring.
- The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX works with individual professors to ensure students can be successful in their classes.
- The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX can assist with changing your advisor.
Health and Wellness Support Measures
- Referral to confidential therapy/counseling (on- and off-campus) can be coordinated.
- You have the option to receive a Medical Forensic Exam (MFE) at St. Anthony. These exams can be used to ensure you receive immediate medical attention (STI/STD/pregnancy prevention, if applicable). It can also be used to collect forensic evidence. It is recommended to receive this exam within six days of a sexual assault. If you choose to get an MFE, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners recommend bringing or wearing the clothes the assault occurred in. If you are able to not shower or pee between the assault and the MFE, it can help the nurses collect more evidence. It is up to you to participate in each step of the exam, and the nurses will also ask for your consent before proceeding. One of the goals of the exam is to give power back to those who have been victimized.
This list is not exhaustive. If there are additional support services needed, please reach out to the Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your needs.