Educational Programming

Crime Prevention and Education Programs for Students and Employees

UM’s crime prevention programming stresses community awareness and interaction through the dissemination of materials and presentations designed to educate students and employees about campus safety and tips for personal safety.

A number of campus offices offer programs, including UMPD, the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC), the Curry Health Center, and the Residence Life Office.

UM police officers provide safety and security education through numerous presentations to oncampus groups and other presentations upon request. UMPD officers and other qualified staff members lead discussion sessions in residence halls and give classroom presentations. Crime prevention materials and reminders are distributed to the campus community. The UMPD website provides crime prevention information, including crime prevention tips, crime alerts, a link to the Montana Department of Justice Sexual or Violent Offender List, and other useful information. UMPD officers also provide crime prevention programs and personal safety information to new UM employees at new employee orientation.

Many other staff members and offices also provide educational presentations to the campus community on sexual violence. These include SARC and the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, which houses the Title IX Coordinator.Examples of educational programs regarding sexual violence are outlined in Section 8 of this report.

Students living in residence halls are provided security information at check-in. Residence Life staff regularly address residence hall safety and security rules, precautions, and personal safety considerations with all residents at floor and hall meetings. Safety and security rules and guidance are also provided on the Residence Life website.

The Bottom Line on Title IX: Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Your Responsibility (Awareness)

This program was provided to UM employees in October 2015 and provided a focus on what employees need to know about Title IX, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and discrimination in the campus community, and employees’ responsibility to report to the Title IX Coordinator. Presenters outlined UM’s Discrimination Policy and procedures for a University investigation, how to respond if a student shares that they have been the victim of sexual misconduct, mandated reporting obligations for employees, support and interim measures available to students who report to the Title IX Coordinator, the meaning of confidentiality in the context of sexual misconduct cases, and UM’s emphasis on changing our campus through bystander intervention training for students and employees.

Crime Prevention Programming for the Campus Community

Bystander Intervention Programs

Bystander intervention consists of safe and positive actions that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is risk of an occurrence of prohibited conduct. It also includes recognizing situations of potential harm, understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking action to intervene.