VCA will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged sexual harassment, or retaliation.
Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the parties to restore or preserve access to VCA's education program or activity, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the school's educational environment, and/or deter harassment, discrimination, and/or retaliation.
The Title IX Coordinator or designee promptly makes supportive measures available to the parties upon receiving notice or a complaint. At the time that supportive measures are offered, VCA will inform the Complainant, in writing, that they may file a formal complaint with the school either at that time or in the future, if they have not done so already. The Title IX Coordinator or designee works with the Complainant to ensure that their wishes are taken into account with respect to the supportive measures that are planned and implemented.
VCA will maintain the privacy of the supportive measures, provided that privacy does not impair the school's ability to provide the supportive measures. VCA will act to ensure as minimal an academic/occupational impact on the parties as possible. The Recipient will implement measures in a way that does not unreasonably burden the other party.
Complainants can receive supportive measures without submitting a formal complaint. To request supportive measures, contact Keith Shaffer at 720-390-6975 or [email protected].
These actions may include, but are not limited to:
- Referral to counseling, medical, and/or other healthcare services
- Referral to community-based service providers
- Education to the community or community subgroup(s)
- Safety planning
- Providing campus safety escorts
- Providing transportation accommodations
- Implementing contact limitations (no contact orders) between the parties
- Academic support, extensions of deadlines, or program-related adjustment
- Timely Warnings
- Class schedule modifications
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
- Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator or designee
Violations of no contact orders will be referred to the appropriate student or employee conduct processes for enforcement.