Resources and Information for Survivors
By Montana State Law, sexual assault is defined by a person who knowingly subjects another person to any sexual contact without consent commits the offense of sexual assault.
If you have any questions about the policies at Montana State University in regards to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, harassment, stalking, more information can be found on MSU's Policies and Procedures page.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or are a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, the MSU Police Department is here to assist you. The department has both male and female investigators who are specially trained in assisting survivors in navigating the many options available to them.
Lt. Michael Stanley - (406) 994-1203 firstname.lastname@example.org
Detective Sgt. Amy Ross - (406) 994-1206 email@example.com
Detective Ashlee Heavrin - (406) 994-1204 firstname.lastname@example.org
MSU Police Dispatch - (406) 994-2121 email@example.com
Silent Witness - firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Hour Confidential Support Line - (406) 994-7069
The VOICE Center emphasizes empowerment of the survivor and peer-based services provided by trained Advocates. VOICE Center Advocates can talk to you, either on the phone or in person, about your relationship and concerns you may have; reporting options; temporary orders of protection; support groups; counseling, and medical resources available to you. They can also accompany or assist survivors in accessing medical, legal, or other services. Services are free & confidential. You may choose to be anonymous if you wish.
Title IX Coordinator Jyl Shaffer - (406) 994-5326
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion or other sexual misconduct.
MSU Health Center Normal Hours - (406) 994-2311
MSU Health Center After Hours Nurse Advice Line - (800) 607-5501MSU Health Center offers outpatient medical care for MSU students and their spouses. MSU Health Center also offers FREE STD testing to MSU students.
MSU Counseling and Psychological Services Normal Hours - (406) 994-4531
24 Hour Community Crisis Help Line (After Hours) - (406) 586-3333
MSU Counseling and Psychological Services offer FREE confidential counseling to eligible students. They have a strong commitment where individuals from all backgrounds feel welcome, respected and understood. They also provide services to those who wish to prevent their concerns from developing into more serious email@example.com It is the goal of the Sexual Assault Counseling Center to provide information, outreach, direct services, advocacy, crisis counseling and therapy to clientele in a safe, confidential environment. The intent is to assist clients in gaining insight, clarity, empowerment, client centered solutions and life improvement in the wake of life’s difficulties and in the aftermath of traumatic events. All services are FREE.
Haven Help Line (24-hours) - (406) 586-4111
Haven is an off campus organization that helps with domestic violence. They provide services such as survivor advocacy, legal advocacy, individual counseling, emergency shelter, support groups, and community education.
Victim Assistance - (406) 582-2075
Legal Advocate - (406) 582-2038
The Victim Services Center combines three programs to provide comprehensive services to victims in Gallatin County. Located in the Law and Justice Center, the center is a warm, caring environment where victims can be safe and receive the assistance needed. The center opened in October 2000 and is a joint effort of Gallatin County, the City of Bozeman, the private non-profit Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and the private, non-profit Gallatin County Guardian Ad Litem/CASA Program.