We work hard to ensure that UM students have the information and tools they need to stay safe. To prepare our students for responsible and engaged citizenship in our campus community and to set them up for a positive and successful experience at UM, all students must complete a series of prevention education programs before and during their first semester at UM. Juniors must complete an online refresher program about sexual assault prevention.
The University offers five mandatory prevention education programs, three or four for new students depending on their status and one for new or continuing juniors:
- AlcoholEdu, an online alcohol abuse prevention course that collects critical data on student attitudes and behaviors toward alcohol, including students' readiness to change their behavior, what protective factors or high-risk factors they exhibit, and what expectations they have toward alcohol.
- Transit, an interactive online course designed to help students take control of their financial futures.
- PETSA, an online tutorial dealing frankly with sexual assault and rape. All new UM students must take the PETSA tutorial and quiz in their first semester before they can register for their next semester of classes. PETSA was developed by UM students, faculty, and staff in 2012; other universities are now looking to UM as a model for creating this important learning tool for themselves.
- Bystander Intervention Training, an in-person training required of all new undergraduate students designed to teach students how to look out for one another and interrupt unsafe situations.
- Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners (formerly Haven Plus), an online program providing sexual assault prevention training tailored to upper-division students. This program was launched in the 2016-2017 academic year as a refresher to PETSA for new and continuing juniors, new law students, and new graduate students.
In addition, UM's Campus Assault Prevention Coordinator regularly offers "Bring in the Bystander" training for classes and campus groups throughout the year, and the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action provides training and workshops to departments and student groups.
The Discrimination Prevention Tutorial is required of all faculty, staff, and new employees. Additionally, we offer numerous other training and professional development sessions for faculty and staff.
All staff members in the Residence Life Office (including student staff) receive annual training on topics related to sexual assault, mandatory reporting, domestic violence, bystander intervention, and understanding sexual harassment and sexual assault as forms of prohibited discrimination.
More than 400 University of Montana employees have completed Active Resistance Training, and our goal is to have representatives from all offices, departments, and buildings on campus participate in this one-day training, which is offered periodically and co-sponsored by Human Resource Services and the UM Police Department.
The course provides empowerment to help survive a potentially deadly encounter while waiting for first responders to arrive. This training will be taught to staff and faculty with the intent to minimize the number of victims in an armed intruder incident. The day-long course teaches a survivor mindset and provides tools and knowledge on how to escape, lock and barricade, or defend oneself.
Missoula County Sheriff, Missoula Police, Missoula Public Schools, and UM provide instructors and training equipment for the course.
Please check back for information about the next session of Active Resistance Training.
The Bottom Line on Title IX: Your Responsibility as a Mandatory Reporter
UM employees are mandatory reporters when it comes to students disclosing information about sexual misconduct. This training focuses on what UM employees need to know about Title IX and student sexual misconduct. It outlines the University's Discrimination Policy and Procedures for a University investigation, how to respond if a student shares that they have been the victim of sexual misconduct, mandated reporting, what support and interim measures are available to students who report to the Title IX Coordinator, what confidentiality means in this context, and how we are looking to change our campus culture through bystander intervention.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a presentation on The Bottom Line on Title IX for your team.
Workplace safety is everyone's responsibility at UM. Whether it's dealing with difficult customers and de-escalating conflicts or preventing the number one crime on campus—theft—this workshop provides tips and tools to help you be safe. Learn how UMPD promotes reducing crime and improving safety on campus.
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Drug-Free Workplace Education
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (amending the Higher Education Act) requires all universities receiving federal student aid to establish drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for students and employees and to adequately inform all students and employees about these policies and procedures.
UM Human Resource Services is providing an Employees Drug-Free Workplace Education Training as a PowerPoint presentation, which offers an explanation of the University of Montana's drug and alcohol abuse policies regarding standards of conduct, a description of the various laws that apply in that jurisdiction regarding alcohol and drugs, a description of the various health risks of drug and alcohol abuse, a description of counseling and treatment programs that are available, and a statement on the sanctions the University will impose for a violation of the standards of conduct.
UM Drug-Free Workplace Education Training
UM Drug-Free Workplace Education Training (Video)
Closed captioning version on YouTube.
UM Drug-Free Workplace Education Training Transcript (Word)
Accessible Word document contains full content of the PowerPoint slides and narration.
UM Drug-Free Workplace Education Training Transcript (PDF)
PDF version of PowerPoint slides and narration makes it easy to print.