Sexual Misconduct Resources at the University of Montana

Sexual Assault is a Crime

Sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and rape are crimes. Crime reports should be made to the UM Police Department or local law enforcement (9-1-1). Students have the right to continue to pursue their education in an environment free from the effects of sexual violence, whether they have reported to law enforcement or not. We encourage students to report sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action so we can address the effects of sexual misconduct, take measures to stop any ongoing harassment, and prevent future harassment. Reporting and all follow-up activity will be handled in a manner that protects the privacy and confidentiality of students.

University Response

When the University learns of sexual misconduct, we will take immediate and appropriate action to determine what occurred. We will take prompt and effective steps to end sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, whether or not the sexual misconduct is the subject of a criminal investigation. The University will take steps to protect a complainant. Retaliation against anyone reporting sexual misconduct or otherwise providing information about sexual misconduct is strictly prohibited.

Assistance for Survivors

If you have been the victim of sexual misconduct, we encourage you to utilize the confidential services available at SARC. Survivors may seek assistance from trusted campus employees, including faculty, staff, residence hall assistants, or advisors. In order to ensure that the University can do everything possible to provide assistance to survivors and stop sexual harassment, University employees are required to report information they receive about allegations of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.