Campus Safety and Support
Guide to Campus Safety and Supportive Services
The University of Montana strives to maintain a safe and friendly environment for its students, employees, and visitors. Campus partners work together to address safety concerns and determine the best response while committing to required and expected confidentiality.
Below you will find links and information about campus safety efforts and contacts.
For emergencies call 9-1-1 or (406) 243-4000 for UMPD
Make a Report
UM Police Department (UMPD)
Law enforcement officers are always available 24 hours a day to respond to emergency and non-emergency calls about sexual misconduct. In cases of sexual assault, officers can explain the options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy, and the processes for reporting assaults as crimes. Officers will ask if survivors want advocates present to help them through the proceedings.
Make a report online using the or call
To make a report, you may call (406) 243-6131 (non-emergency) or use one of our online forms to report suspicious or criminal activity:
- Crime Report Form
- If you suspect that the activity was motivated by bias or discrimination use the Hate Crime Form
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The BIT is a campus team that identifies, assesses, and responds to all incidents related to student mental-physical health or conduct.
We encourage faculty and staff to document incidents using the BIT Student of Concern Form and submit the form online using the BIT reporting form. A student will have a right to see the Student of Concern Form. BIT will determine potential interventions on a case-by-case basis.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX responds to reports of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct per UM's Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation Policy. Whether or not an individual chooses to pursue a formal investigation, EO/Title IX can arrange supportive measures to help students feel safe on campus and ensure students receive the necessary support for continued access to their educational programs. EO/Title IX also addresses concerns through climate surveys, training, workshops, and facilitated mediation. Faculty can seek confidential advice from EO/TIX regarding any student or employee matter involving potential discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX online Reporting Form
Office for Community Standards
The Student Conduct program within the Office for Community Standards is committed to an educational and developmental process that balances the interest of individual students in consideration of the University community.
Office of Risk Management
The Office of Risk Management is responsible for Ergonomics, Risk Management and Insurance, and Safety Compliance.
To report unsafe working conditions call (406) 243-4503
Advocacy and Support Services
SARC at the University of Montana provides free and confidential peer counseling and crisis intervention to student survivors of sexual and relationship violence, as well as support and information for family and friends. Services are available to survivors at all stages of recovery, from initial crisis intervention to healing, through support groups and peer counseling. SARC is located at UM’s Curry Health Center.
Counseling assists students by addressing their counseling and psychotherapy needs helping them gain the most from their time on campus. When a student's mental health care needs are beyond the scope of our services, we will assist with referrals to community-based providers for specialized or longer-term care. Counseling Services is located in the garden level of the Curry Health Center and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Crisis, after-hours: National Suicide Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 Crisis Text line: text MT to 741-741 or call 9-1-1
The Office for Disability Equity is a resource for UM faculty members, departments, and schools. We are available for consultations on accessibility in the curriculum and on teaching and interacting with students with disabilities. We can meet individually or provide a presentation to a class, departmental meeting, or a larger group. To request a consultation, please email email@example.com or call 406-243-2243.