Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX and its implementing regulation, at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31 (a), provide that no person shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by the university.
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.
Sexual harassment of a student can deny or limit, on the basis of sex, the student's ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the school's program.
Any student, faculty or staff member with questions or concerns about sex discrimination or sexual harassment or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination or sexual harassment may contact the Title IX Coordinator for assistance. The Title IX Officer is available to discuss options, explain university policies and procedures, and provide education on relevant issues.
Title IX complaints involving student complainants and student respondents will be referred to the Title IX Coordinator for investigation and shall be subject to the STUDENT CONDUCT CODE.
The Title IX Coordinator for Montana State University Bozeman is:
Jyl Shaffer, MA
Montana State University
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
PO Box 172430
Bozeman MT 59717-2430
Tel: (406) 994-2042
Fax: (406) 994-7999
Location: 114 Hamilton Hall
For support services, contact the VOICE Center
The VOICE Center emphasizes empowerment of the survivor and peer-based services provided by staff and 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.
Sexual Assault and Fostering a Culture of Prevention: A Conversation
Held April 15, 2015
Montana State University hosted “Sexual Assault and Fostering a Culture of Prevention: A Conversation” on Wednesday, April 15. The video of this event is below. It includes 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.
Presentation slides from the event can be found here: http://www.montana.edu/conversation