Conduct Codes and Policies
Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation Policy. This new policy, which protects both students and employees from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, and retaliation, was adopted September 23, 2013, and replaces previous separate policies on discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and equal opportunity.
Reporting Procedures. UM employees are required to report any known incident of sexual assault involving students (except where statutorily prohibited). Employees aren’t required to report a victim's name if the victim doesn’t want to be identified. For more information, please read the Discrimination Grievance Procedures or contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
Student Conduct Code. The recently updated Student Conduct Code governs all University of Montana students. The Code embodies and promotes honesty, integrity, accountability, rights, and responsibilities associated with constructive citizenship in our academic community.
Student Athlete Conduct Code. Our student-athlete conduct code went into effect March 15, 2012. In addition to being posted online, a copy of the code is disseminated to all student athletes at the beginning of each season. Teams review the material together. The new code creates an Athletic Conduct Team (ACT), which is charged with enforcing the policies within the code and imposing appropriate penalties. Coaches are no longer involved in imposing penalties but they, along with the Athletic Director, will help enforce those handed down by ACT.
Police Sexual Assault Investigation Policy. The new Police Sexual Assault Investigation policy, adopted February 25, 2014, provides officers and investigators with guidelines for responding to reports of sexual assault or sexual intercourse without consent, assisting victims, and collaborating with local service and law enforcement agencies.