Sexual and dating violence can deeply alter your ability to learn––especially if your teacher or classmates are sexually harassing you, if you have to be in the same spaces as your rapist or abusive partner, and/or if trauma from sexual violence is impacting your mental or physical health. But the good news is that Title IX, and other civil rights laws, require schools to provide “supportive measures”––such as no-contact orders, free counseling, or changes to your class schedule.
Because of the Trump administration’s changes to Title IX rules which reduced schools’ obligations to help students, many students are confused about how to access supportive measures in school. And some schools are not be transparent with students about what supportive measures they can provide. That’s why we worked with the National Women’s Law Center to answer the most frequent questions we hear on supportive measures and Title IX.
Check out the FAQ below to learn more about what supportive measures you are entitled to, how to ask for supportive measures, what to do if your school isn’t meeting your needs, and much much more! You can flip through and download the PDF, or scroll down for the plain text version.
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