Dear MSU Students,

Each year, the federal government requires every college and university to send notice to all students and employees regarding important campus policies, including a link to the institution's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Below you will find a link to MSU's 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, along with brief descriptions and links to important MSU policies.

Many MSU departments deserve credit for their assistance in assembling this year's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, including the University Police Department, Office of Institutional Equity, VOICE Center, Department of Residence Life, and MSU's Fire Marshall. If you have any questions regarding these policies or this report, please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected] 

Matthew R. Caires, Dean of Students


2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Montana State University-Bozeman (MSU) is pleased to provide you this year's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This publication represents the University's information and data in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Jeanne Clery Act of 1998. This report includes statistics from the previous three years on reported crimes that occurred on campus, on property owned or controlled by MSU, and on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from our campus. This report also includes statistics about the number and causes of any fires on campus during the previous three years. 

The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available and can be read in its entirety at:  

If you wish to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, you may request a copy from the Office of the Dean of Students by calling 406 994-2826 or email at [email protected].

The 2020 ASFSR also includes the following institutional policies:

Missing Students:

The Report contains information on how to report missing students to specific university officials. Suspected missing students living on campus should be reported to MSU housing officials such as Residence Hall Directors, and suspected missing students living off campus should be reported directly to MSU Police at (406) 994-2121. This report may be found at:

Timely Warning, Emergency Notification, and Public Safety Advisory:

The University has policies and procedures for notifying all students and employees of any situation that arises on or off-campus that poses an immediate or continuing safety threat. The threat could be natural (blizzard, earthquake) or human caused (criminal activity). The policy includes the general circumstances in which a warning might be issued, who issues the alert, and how the alert is disseminated. This policy may be found at:

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs on Campus: 

The Report describes the policies governing the possession and use of alcohol and other drugs (including medical marijuana) on University property and at University sponsored events. It also describes the penalties for misuse and provides references and contacts for University and private education, prevention and treatment resources for those who may find those resources beneficial. This report may be found at:

Title IX: Protected Class Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Including Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation:

The Report contains information about Montana State University policies concerning protected class discrimination and harassment, including those matters that are on the basis of sex. There is information included about what to do if you experience, witness, or know about discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct or sexual violence. Information is also included regarding available resources for members of our campus community. If you need assistance accessing resources or help identifying additional resources, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity, they are here to assist you. 

Students, employees, and guests are strongly encouraged to report allegations of protected class discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation to MSU's Title IX Coordinator:

Victor Maxon

Office of Institutional Equity

Montana State University

P.O. Box 172430

Bozeman, MT 59717-2430

Tel: (406) 994-2042

E-mail:[email protected]

Location: 303 Montana Hall 


Office of the Dean of Students
174 Strand Union Building | P.O. Box 174220 | Bozeman, MT 59717| [email protected] | 406-994-2826