Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation Policy and Grievance Procedures

Montana State University is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all people at our University.

Acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation will be addressed by the University through the Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Retaliation Policy and the related Discrimination Grievance Procedures.The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is responsible for implementing informal and formal resolution via the Policy, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal civil rights laws. OIE also facilitates informal and formal resolution processes via the Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Discrimination and Harassment Procedure.

Reporting, Filing a Complaint or Questions

Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against or harassed based on a protected class, and anyone who has experienced sexual violence, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or retaliation, has the right to file a report with the University. The OIE Director and staff is available to discuss options, explain University policies and procedures, and provide education on relevant issues. Reports may also be reported securely online through the Reporting Form

To file an anonymous report: 

Phone: 855-753-0486

All employees, with the exception of the VOICE Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Student Health Services are required to report known or suspected discrimination or harassment to OIE.

Anyone can make a report by calling OIE, going to the OIE office, e-mailing, or making a report on-line.

Office of Institutional Equity
PO Box 172430
Bozeman MT 59717-2430
Tel: (406) 994-5326
Email: oie@montana.edu
Location: Hamilton Hall Room 114, 116, 118

Montana State University's Title IX and 504 Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity. They may be reached by phone at 406-994-5326 or email at oie@montana.edu.