Help Someone Else

Title IX resources for helping others with alleged harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.

Supportive Measures

Washington College will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged harassment, discrimination, 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 the College’s education program or activity, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the College’s educational environment, or deter harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.

The Title IX Coordinator promptly makes supportive measures available to the parties upon receiving notice of a report or a Formal Complaint. At the time that supportive measures are offered, the College will inform the Complainant, in writing, that they may file a Formal Complaint with the College either at that time or in the future, if they have not done so already. The Title IX Coordinator works with the Complainant and Respondent to ensure that their wishes are taken into account with respect to the supportive measures that are offered. The College will maintain the privacy of the supportive measures, provided that privacy does not impair its ability to provide the supportive measures. The College will act to ensure as minimal an academic impact on the parties as possible. The College will implement measures in a way that does not unreasonably burden the other party.


Supportive measures may include, but are not limited to:   

Health and Counseling 

  • Referral to counseling, medical, or other healthcare services
  • Referral to the Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral to community-based service providers
  • Student financial aid counseling 

Personal Safety

  • Altering campus housing assignment(s) 
  • Altering work arrangements for employees or student-employees
  • Safety planning 
  • Providing safety campus escorts
  • Providing transportation accommodations
  • Implementing contact limitations (no contact orders) between the parties 
  • Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of campus 

Academic Support

  • Extensions of deadlines
  • Other course/program-related adjustments 
  • Class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence 

Other Resources

  • Visa and immigration assistance
  • Education to the community or community subgroup(s) 
  • Any other actions deemed appropriate by the Title IX Coordinator 

Bystander Intervention

In the simplest terms, if you see something say something!

Situational Awareness:

  1. Noticing what's going on
  2. Interpreting a situation as a problem
  3. Assuming personal responsibility
  4. Knowing how to intervene
  5. Taking action (intervening).

Above are the keys steps in supporting your friends, teammates or someone you may not even know who may be involved in a situation that puts them or others at risk. By taking an action (maybe just getting others involved) you can make a difference in stopping a potential situation from spiraling out of control.

Peer Smart is a student-run organization dedicated to education and training related to sexual violence and other related issues.


Amnesty for Drug and Alcohol Use

The health and safety of every student and employee at Washington College is of utmost importance.The College recognizes that students or employees who have been drinking or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) in violation of other College policies may be hesitant to report incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. The College strongly encourages individuals to report such Prohibited Conduct. A Complainant, bystander, orother individual who in good faith reports Prohibited Conduct under this Policy to a College official or law enforcement shall be covered under the College’s Medical Amnesty Policy as outlined in the Student Handbook.