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UM policy and procedures

Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation Policy and Procedures

To report discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Title IX Coordinator
020 University (Main) Hall
University of Montana
406-243-5710
eoaa@umontana.edu

Montana Human Rights Bureau
P.O. Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
406-444-2884 or 800-542-0807
kcobos@mt.gov
http://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights-bureau.html

Office for Civil Rights – U.S. Department of Education
Seattle Office
915 Second Avenue, Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
206-607-1600
OCR.Seattle@ed.gov
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/

For emergencies

Missoula Police:  911
UM Public Safety: 406-243-4000 (emergency), 406-243-6131 (non-emergency)

Services

Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) – Employees can refer students to SARC. SARC does not take employees as clients but employees in need of assistance can contact SARC for a referral to community resources. SARC is located in the Curry Health Center and can be reached by phone at 243-6559.

Counseling Services (formerly CAPS) – Employees can refer students to Counseling Services. Like SARC, Counseling Services does not take employees as clients, but they can refer employees in need of assistance to community services. Counseling Services is located in the Curry Health Center and can be reached by phone at 243-4711.

Missoula CounselNet – Search for mental health care providers online. UM employee health insurance will cover up to four visits to a counselor per year. Contact HRS for more details.

First STEP Resource Center – First STEP provides medical evaluations, forensic interviews, and mental health treatment or referral for victims of sexual abuse, as well as support services for families of victims. First STEP serves children, families, and adults, and is located at St. Patrick Hospital. First STEP can be reached 24 hours per day by phone at 406-329-5776.

YWCA – YWCA Missoula provides services and support to victims of sexual violence and domestic violence. The Pathways program offers an emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, and advocacy for legal, personal, and medical issues. The YWCA’s 24-hour crisis line is 406-542-1944 or 800-483-7858.

Federal and State laws and guidance

Overview of pertinent anti-discrimination laws

Federal laws

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. If you learn of a situation that may involve a violation of Title IX, contact UM’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at 406-243-5710 or eoaa@umontana.edu.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.

State laws

The Montana Human Rights Act (Title 49) makes it unlawful to discriminate in credit, education, employment, financing, housing, state and local services and employment, insurance, and public accommodations because of race, creed, religion, color, sex, physical or mental disability, age, or national origin. These laws also make it unlawful to retaliate against a person for opposing unlawful discriminatory practices or for participating in a human rights proceeding.

Federal guidance

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Sexual Harassment guidance 4000-01-P