Oakton will administer remedies for the complainant depending upon the specific nature of the complaint. In addition, the college may administer remedies for the community as a whole.

Remedies for the complainant may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the complainant to change his/her academic and/or work environment if requested and if reasonably available;
  • Providing an escort to ensure that the complainant can move safely between classes and activities;
  • Ensuring that the complainant and the respondent do not attend the same classes;
  • Providing counseling services;
  • Providing health services;
  • Providing academic support services, such as tutoring;
  • Arranging for the complainant to re-take a course or withdraw from a class without penalty, including ensuring that any changes do not adversely affect the his or her academic record; and
  • Reviewing disciplinary actions taken against the respondent to see if there is a causal connection between the harassment and the misconduct that may have resulted from the respondent being disciplined.

Remedies for the Oakton community as a whole may include, but are not limited to:

  • Offering counseling, health services, mental health, or other holistic and comprehensive victim services to all students and employees affected by sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or misconduct;
  • Designating an individual from Oakton’s counseling center to be available to assist victims of sexual discrimination, harassment, and/or misconduct whenever needed;
  • Developing materials on sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct for campus-wide distribution to students, employees, and/or third-parties;
  • Creating a committee of students and Oakton officials to identify strategies for preventing and addressing sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct; and
  • Conducting periodic climate surveys to identify how students and employees perceive and experience sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct at Oakton.