Safety Resources

Nighttime Escort Service. GrizWalk is a free, student-staffed safety service available at night seven days a week while school is in session. GrizWalk members will meet callers and walk them to their destinations, ensuring that no one on campus has to walk alone after dark. GrizWalk can be reached at (406) 243-2777.

Emergency Text Messages. UM students and employees signed up for the emergency text message system will receive a text message alert in the event of a campus emergency. To sign up, log in to Cyberbear and go to Personal Information. Set your preferences in the Emergency Text Messages section.

Smart911. Smart911 allows you to create a private safety profile that instantly transmits information you specify to the dispatcher's computer screen when you place an emergency call. This technology can relay critical information to emergency responders even if you are unable to communicate normally.

Sexual Misconduct Resources. UM also has its own website that provides comprehensive resources about all forms of sexual misconduct prevention and response.

Campus Safety Committee. UM's Campus Safety Committee develops and sustains a campus safety program that provides a safe working environment and protects members of the public. In an effort to reduce accidents and injuries on campus, the program provides easy access for reporting employee safety concerns or issues for evaluation by the committee. Reports about unsafe issues on campus can be sent to either of the committee co-chairs, kathy.krebsbach@mso.umt.edu (243-2700) or chuck.emnett@mso.umt.edu (243-4504), or you can fill out the online form.

Crisis Resources

University Police. The UM Police Department can be reached 24 hours a day at (406) 243-4000 for emergencies, or (406) 243-6131 for non-emergencies. In the event of an emergency, you can call 9-1-1 to reach the Missoula City Police.

SARC. If you have experienced sexual assault, relationship violence, bullying, intimidation, or discrimination, the Student Advocacy Resource Center is here to help you. SARC's services are comprehensive and SARC counselors actively listen, believe in, assist and support their clients. Based upon your decisions and choices, SARC also provide referrals, connections and advocacy within the justice, medical, and social service systems. The work SARC does is personal for you and your circumstances. All services are confidential and free. The number for the 24-hour helpline is (406) 243-6559. SARC is located at the East entrance of Curry Health Center, up the stairs in Room 108.

Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is responsible for responding to complaints about sexual harassment and assault, along with other grievances. All students, employees and university affiliates should feel comfortable calling the office to confidentially report an incident. All students should know how and where to report discrimination, including sexual harassment. Such reports are addressed equitably and promptly.

BIT. The University's Behavioral Intervention Team is a campus-wide team of appointed professionals responsible for identifying, assessing, and responding to serious concerns and/or disruptive behaviors by students who may threaten the health or safety of the campus community. You can refer a student in crisis to BIT to ensure the student gets necessary assessment and help.