Discrimination, Grievance Policy & Procedure

The University of Montana rigorously pursues affirmative action to provide to all people the equal opportunity for education, employment, and participation in University activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or family status, disability, or sexual orientation and seeks to employ and advance in employment qualified disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era. Responsibility for effecting equal opportunity accrues to all University administrators, faculty and staff. This responsibility includes assurance that employment and admission decisions, personnel actions, and administration of benefits to students and employees rests exclusively upon criteria that adhere to the principle of equal opportunity. The University will protect against retaliation of any individual who participates in any proceeding concerning alleged violations of laws, orders, or regulations requiring equal education and/or employment opportunity.


The University of Montana has a Discrimination Grievance Procedure, Personnel Policy Number 407.1 for any faculty member or student, nonacademic employee, or applicant for employment or admission who alleges unlawful discrimination because of any University regulation, policy, practice, or official action of any University employee. Persons alleging discrimination at The University of Montana should contact the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer, Room 020, University Hall, 406.243.5710 (Voice/Text: 406.243.2311) within 60 calendar days of the alleged discrimination.