Mission Statement

Montana State University is dedicated to ensuring an environment of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in its education programs and employment opportunities in compliance with state and federal laws.  Campus Civil Rights supports the University’s goals by promoting an inclusive, diverse, and supportive environment for external members of the campus community and our employees and students to excel regardless of their race, color, national origin (ancestry), sex, sexual preference/orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or parental status, age, creed, religion or political beliefs, mental or physical disability, genetic information or status as a veteran.   

Campus Civil Rights staff is committed to the mission of Montana State University to provide excellence in teaching and learning to students and to provide a working atmosphere for staff and faculty that supports inclusion and embraces recognizing the differences among all individuals in the University community regardless of their status or participation.  Campus Civil Rights supports providing a climate that allows people to find opportunities to reach their full potential through awareness, education, and training programs that promote individual responsibility toward acceptance and recognition of all persons regardless of culture or ethnic backgrounds.

To fulfill its mission, Campus Civil Rights:

  • Leads investigations into complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence by promptly organizing an impartial and administrative review and, if necessary, recommends equitable resolutions into complaints;
  • Provides preventative education and training on topics such as affirmative consent, positive team dynamics, bystander intervention, and combating discrimination in the workplace; 
  • Serves students by providing peer educators and resource advocates; 
  • Serves as the designated office responsible for coordinating the University's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 including oversight of complaints of sex discrimination and sexual violence and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints;
  • Develops and delivers detailed educational programs concerning discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, affirmative action, diversity, inclusion and respectful workplace conduct;
  • Recommends, writes, interprets and implements policies and procedures in support of non-discrimination.

The Campus Civil Rights staff is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment to serve faculty, staff, and students of MSU by supporting Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Montana State University's Statement on Diversity