Take-Away Message

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The revised discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, and retaliation policy prohibits discrimination based on an individualʼs race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined by federal or state law), veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or familial status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The policy also prohibits discriminatory and sexual harassment, including sexual misconduct that the law defines as sexual assault, sexual exploitation, relationship violence, and inducing incapacitation for sexual purposes. Finally, the policy prohibits retaliation against individuals who seek to enforce the policy.

Complaints and third-party reports of discrimination, including policy violations, should be made to the Equal Opportunity (EO) & Affirmative Action Director and Title IX Coordinator:

Director/Title IX Coordinator
Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (EO) Office
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Office: (406) 243-5710
Cell: (406) 210-2079
Email: eoaa@umontana.edu

There are several avenues available for submitting a complaint or report:

  • Leave a private message for the EO at 406-243-5710;
  • File an online complaint or report;
  • Send a confidential email to one of the EO staff or mail a letter to the EO office;
  • Visit one of the EO staff (itʼs best to make an appointment first to ensure availability); or
  • Report to another trusted University official who will provide information as required under the policy to the EO.

The EO Office accepts anonymous and third-party reports of conduct alleged to violate this policy and will follow up on such reports. The individual making the report is encouraged to respond as appropriate. The EO may be limited in the ability to investigate an anonymous report unless sufficient information is furnished to enable the office to conduct a meaningful and fair investigation. In order to enable the University to respond effectively and to pro-actively stop instances of sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct involving students, all University employees must, within 24 hours of receiving the information, report alleged or possible sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct involving students to the EO. Employees who are statutorily prohibited from reporting such information are exempt from these reporting requirements, including licensed health-care professionals.