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MSU to hold conversation about sexual assault and fostering culture of prevention

March 25, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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Montana State University will host “Sexual Assault and Fostering a Culture of Prevention: A Conversation” on Wednesday, April 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in SUB Ballroom D. The event is free and open to the campus community, as well as to the general public.

The event will include a welcome and opening remarks from MSU President Waded Cruzado and Jordan Garceau, ASMSU vice president. It will also include information about the university’s process for reporting offenses, Title IX requirements, education and prevention programs, education and prevention strategies within the university’s athletics program, risk reduction and information about University Police’s response to reported crimes, university policies about timely warnings and notifications, and university support services for victims of sexual assault.

The event will also include a panel discussion and an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Presenters will include Kate Grimes, director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX coordinator; Matt Caires, dean of students; Marci Torres, assistant director of Student Health Service; Camie Bechtold, associate athletic director; Robert Putzke, director and chief of University Police; Tara Moore, director of the Office of Emergency Management and Clery compliance coordinator; and Alanna Sherstad, VOICE Center coordinator.

People attending the event are welcome to come for the full session, or to come and go as their schedules permit.

For more information, contact Tara Moore at 994-5724 or

Download the slides for this conversation at


Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:30–1:40 pm — MSU President Waded Cruzado

1:40–1:45 pm — ASMSU Vice President, Jordan Garceau

Historical and Current Process for Reporting Title IX Complaints

1:45–2:15 pm — Kate Grimes and Matt Caires

Primary Prevention & Risk Reduction

2:15–2:30 pm — Educational and Prevention Programs — Marci Torres

2:30–2:35 pm — Athletics Program Education & Prevention Strategies — Camie Bechtold

University Police Response & Support Services

2:35–2:45 pm — University Police Response — Robert Putzke

2:45–2:55 pm — Timely Warning & Immediate Notification/University Policies — Tara Moore

2:55–3:10 pm — Support Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault — Alanna Sherstad


3:10–3:20 pm

Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A

3:20–4:20 pm

Closing Remarks

4:20–4:30 pm President Cruzado

Contact: Tara Moore, (406) 994-5724 or