Supportive Measures

Preserving and protecting the safety of the parties and Upstate’s educational environment.

When an incident is reported, USC Upstate will ensure supportive measures are offered, as appropriate and reasonably available, to the parties involved, even if an individual decides not to move forward with a complaint. Supportive measures are not disciplinary or punitive in nature. The measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to Upstate’s educational programs or activities, without unreasonably burdening the other party. Supportive measures aim to protect the safety of the parties and Upstate’s educational environment, and may include:

  • Counseling services (on-campus and off-campus)
  • Extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments
  • Faculty notification
  • Modifications of work or class schedules
  • Altering work arrangements for employees
  • Campus escort services
  • No Contact Directive (mutual restriction on contact between the parties)
  • Changes in work or housing locations
  • Academic withdrawal/Leaves of absence
  • Increase security and monitoring of certain areas of campus
  • Referral to campus and community resources:
    • Victim advocacy services
    • Disability services
    • Financial aid services
    • Health services
    • Immigration services
    • Safety planning
    • Transportation services


USC Upstate will maintain as confidential any supportive measures provided to the parties, to the extent that maintaining such confidentiality would not impair Upstate’s ability to provide the supportive measures.

Questions regarding the supportive measures offered at USC Upstate should be referred to the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator.


Elizabeth W. Peterson
Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-7193

Title IX Violation Report

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation, at USC Upstate, you can report it. Any individual can make a report by submitting an online report via the reporting link below, sending an email to, by calling (864) 503-7193, mail, or in person.

Please know that the submission of a report will not automatically initiate a formal complaint process but will serve as an initial step to assess whether a violation of university policy and Title IX has occurred and will connect those impacted with supportive measures and resources.