Academic Accommodations

The Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office (formerly Title IX Office) supports students and employees who have experienced sexual misconduct, including relationship and sexual violence, and discrimination based on sex. The Office contacts faculty and administrative offices to request academic accommodations on behalf of students and employees. We practice trauma-informed approaches to support the EMU community. This practice involves reducing the harm an individual may experience by continually having to share their experience with multiple people, including faculty and administrators; therefore, to lessen the effects of the trauma experienced, the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office may likely be the first point of contact with faculty and administrators to request such accommodations on behalf of our students/employees.

Academic accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Requesting excused absences;
  • Requesting extra time to complete coursework;
  • Assisting students with incomplete course requests;
  • And offering letters of support from the Office for Late Withdrawal Tuition Reimbursement Appeals,
  • Academic Review, or Financial Aid. Please note, the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office is not involved in the decisions of any of these appeals processes or committees.

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