Assistance and Support

Ongoing Assistance

Regardless of level of involvement a complainant wishes to pursue with the University inquiry process, the following supports or interim measures may be offered to the involved parties:

Interim Protective Orders: The Title IX Coordinator and his/her designee may issue an interim “no contact” order to help ensure that the complainant is no harassed by the alleged respondent. Such interim measures may remain in place throughout the University inquiry process and may extend beyond the hearing process.

Advisor of Choice: The right to confer with an advisor of choice for any institutional disciplinary proceeding, including interviews or hearings.

Advocate: Should a complainant wish to use on-campus advocates for support at a medical center, in notifying the police of an incident, or as support through the campus inquiry process, trained Bellarmine University staff will be available to serve in this capacity.

Living Arrangements: When the complainant and the alleged respondent in a sexual assault case live in campus housing, alternative living arrangements for the respondent and/or complainant may be made when reasonably available and if so requested by the complainant.

Academic Considerations: Should the complainant and alleged respondent be enrolled in the same class, alternative class assignments may be made when reasonably available and if requested by the complainant.

Additional Considerations: Transportation, dining and working environments may be changed when reasonably appropriate to avoid contact between complainant and alleged respondent if requested by the complainant. Complainants also have the right to notify authorities including the police with or without the assistance from University staff. Reports can be made to Louisville Metro Police by calling 911. Reporting an incident on campus does not mean that 911 will be called automatically.