Why report to the Title IX Coordinator?
If you would like to find out how the University can help a person impacted by discrimination, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, or retaliation, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX by email or call (406) 243-5710. UM will provide accommodations and assistance if the impacted person requests them and they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the individual chooses to start a formal University investigation or report the crime to the police.
Why report to the University Title IX Coordinator/EO/TIX?
Reporting to EO/Title IX Coordinator will open a conversation about:
- Informal options intended to stop concerning behavior. Informal options can include things such as training, mediated conversations, no-contact directives;
- Formal campus processes such as a campus investigation into whether it is more likely than not that the Discrimination Policy was violated. A finding in an investigation can lead to disciplinary and remedial measures for a student or employee;
- Resources and interim measures. UM will provide accommodations and assistance if the impacted person requests them and they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the individual chooses to start a formal investigation or report the crime to the police. Please see below for more information about interim measures.
- Making a record that EO/TIX will keep confidentially and use in looking at patterns for safety.
Reporting to the EO/Title IX Coordinator can allow you to get the resources and assistance needed to help you to pursue your education or work.
We work together help create a plan for your safety. We can identify measures that will help you pursue your education in a safe environment. For example:
- Campus no-contact directive
- Safety Planning
- Assistance with housing, work or transportation changes
- Assistance with class accommodations
- Referral to counseling services
- Referral to medical services
- Referral to advocacy services
- Class schedule changes
- GrizWalk safe escort services
- Assistance finding information about legal or immigration questions
- Other measures, depending on the situation
Reporting to the EO/Title IX Coordinator can be a step to get a campus no contact directive.
A no-contact directive is an official warning from the University to a UM student that they must avoid contact with you or potentially face disciplinary consequences under the UM Student Conduct Code. The specific expectations of the no-contact directive can be adjusted to fit the needs of the case. If you contact the Title IX Coordinator (406-243-5710) or the Community Standards Office (406-243-2611) about a no-contact directive, they will meet with you to describe the process and talk about next steps. This is different from a court order for protection.
Reporting to the University will not result in criminal consequences.
The University process is an administrative process that could result in student conduct code or personnel consequences. You may choose to report to the police if you would like the respondent to face criminal consequences. You do not have to report to the police in order to report to the University, and you do not have to report to the University in order to report to the police.
A report to the EO/Title IX Coordinator is not public information and will not be reported to the newspaper.
If we determine that there is a danger to campus—for example, if you have been assaulted by an unknown person who is still at large—we may be required to send out an emergency alert to campus. If that happens, your personal information will not be identifiable and we will do our best to inform you before that alert is sent out.
Policy and Procedures
The University investigative process determines whether there has been a violation of University policy. More information on the UM Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation Policy & Grievance Procedures.