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Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

Constitution Day & Citizenship Day, September 17th --- REGULATION

Pursuant to Section 111 of Division J of Public Law 108-447, the "Consolidated Appropriations
Act, 2005" (12/8/2004), 118 Stat 2809, 3344-45 (Section 111), educational institutions receiving 
Federal funding shall hold an educational program for all students served by the institution which
commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America held on 
September 17, 1787. Constitution / Citizenship Day will be held on September 17 of each year
(exceptions: when September 17 falls on a Saturday or Sunday or a holiday, the Constitution / 
Citizenship Day program shall be held during the preceding or following week).

Several informational resources available via the internet are listed below.

One of the Library of Congress' repositories for Constitutional documents and information 
may be accessed at:

The National Archives has a Web site with a scan of the U.S. Constitution available 
online at:

In addition, the National Archives has a nationwide network of research facilities, including 
presidential libraries that welcome students as young as 14 years of age. Information about 
the facilities (by region and state) can be located online at:

Additional internet/www links to Information about the United State Constitution

Text of the US Constitution:
Amendments to the US Constitution:
US Constitution Commentary 
& History:
US Constitution Resources:

A notice of implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day under the USDoE Office 
of Innovation & Improvement was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 29727). Electronic 
Access to the regulatory notice from the Office of Innovation & Improvement is available in the 
Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the 
following site:

Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. 
Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal 
Regulations is available on GPO Access at:

Crisis Management

Montana Western Crisis Management

The Student Affairs Office is responsible for Crisis Management at Montana Western Western. A crisis is defined as any event that might endanger the welfare of the campus community or one of its members. In the event of an emergency in which you need to contact campus, please use the following numbers:
Student Issues:
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday – Friday:
Student Affairs Office at 406-683-7565

After Hours:
Duty Hall Director at 406-925-9828

Facility Issues:
Security/Facility Services at 406-683-7141

CSA Training Video

CSA Training Video

Title IX

Title IX

Montana Board of Regents Title IX Policy

1. Board policy:

  1. The campuses of the Montana University System endeavor to provide  a safe and positive campus climate for people to work and study. This policy is intended to assist campuses in providing an educational environment that is free of discrimination which will afford students the opportunity to engate fully in the educational programs of the campuses.

  2. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX:) and the Montana Human Rights Act prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Discrimination based upon sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as sexual intercourse without consent, sexual assault, and sexual coercion. Title IX also prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

  3. Any questions regarding Title IX can be directed to our Title IX Coordinators:

    Nicole Hazelbaker

    Liane Forrester

Student Life

Student Life

Welcome to Student Affairs at The University of Montana Western!

It is our goal to make your out-of-class experience as enjoyable as possible. We are dedicated to promoting not only your formal education at Montana Western, but also your growth as an individual. 

On the left side bar you'll find links to the services we offer through the Student Affairs Division. Should you have questions about the services provided, please contact the office directly. We hope you'll take a minute to introduce yourself to our staff. If there is anything we can do to make your time with us better, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

C. Nicole Hazelbaker
Dean of Students

Student Affairs Office Hours: 
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Our Mission:
The University of Montana Western is a community that honors freedom of inquiry, expression, and the individual. Within that community, the mission of all departments in Student Affairs is to promote active citizenship in conjunction with the pursuit of academic knowledge. Student Affairs facilitates individual growth through providing leadership and extra-curricular experiences. 

By providing essential support services in a timely and responsive fashion, Student Affairs personnel support the information and resource needs of students as they progress through the academic structure and complete their educational program. Additionally, Student Affairs personnel and offices serve to foster a campus-wide understanding of students' rights, freedoms, obligations, and conduct expectations. 



Dear Future University of Montana Western Graduate!

Thank you for choosing the University of Montana Western to continue your education. We are proud to include you among our students and will work hard to provide you with a great orientation program to help you make your college experience a successful one. Each year orientation brings a special atmosphere to campus. The weather is typically great, the grass is green, and the faculty and staff are excited about the return of our students. Orientation is mandatory for all first year and transfer students.

Our orientation program is intended to connect and orientate you with other students and the campus. This three-day event is held Thursday, August 20 through Saturday, August 22, and is very different from our Ready2Rock day. Orientation events include Convocation (the official start of the school year ceremony), a talk by motivational speaker Jeremy Poincenot, a hike to the “W”, and much more.

The orientation schedule (on the reverse side of this letter) will inform you and your family of the details about such things as the times during which you can move into your room on campus, the time orientation begins and what activities are for parents and students as well as when parents and guests should plan to depart.

If you are an athlete and will be coming to campus before August 20, you are still required to attend orientation. Don’t worry, your coach knows and expects you to attend orientation so you can be successful in and out of the classroom.

We are excited to have you with us at Montana Western and look forward to your success as a student and community member. Please contact Matt Allen at if you have questions.

Please check in at the Orientation table on Thursday, August 20, between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. located in front of Davis Hall (750 East Cornell, Dillon, MT on your GPS).

Your Orientation Team

P.S. You MUST wear closed toe shoes on Saturday for the hike to the “W”. We also recommend that you have a hat & sunscreen, medications (if applicable) and consider wearing light weight long pants.
P. P. S. Like us on Facebook for updates.

Fall 2015 New Student Orientation Schedule

Experience You. Experience Us. Experience One.

Thursday, Aug. 20
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Move into residence halls
Check in at the orientation table in front of Davis Hall
Dinner on your own
A list of restaurants is available at check in.
6:30 p.m.
Meet orientation leaders (students only)
Orientation Group Challenge #1
8:30 p.m. 
Root Beer Float Social (students only)
Presented by Chi Alpha and KDWG.

Friday, Aug. 21
Breakfast on your own
8 a.m.
Campus Business (parents welcome)
Finalize campus business or explore Dillon
set up bank accounts, find churches, transfer 
prescriptions etc.
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Special Interest Group Meetings (parents welcome)
Invitations will be in Orientation check-in packet.
11:00 a.m.
Lunch for ALL
12:30 p.m.
Convocation & Keynote Address (parents welcome)
Orientation Group Challenge #2
2:30 p.m.
Orientation Group Antics (parents welcome)
Orientation Group Challenge #3
4:00 p.m.
Parent Farewell
4:30 p.m.
Orientation Small Group Discussion (students only)
Orientation Group Challenge #4
5:00 p.m.
Dinner with Orientation Group (students only)
8:30 p.m.
Dance (students only)
Orientation Group Challenge #5 
Presented by KDWG

Saturday, Aug. 22 (students only)
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
Get on the bus to the “W”
10:30 a.m.
Hike to the “W” 
Orientation Group Challenge #6
11:30 a.m. 
Return to Campus
11:45 a.m.
Lunch with Orientation Group
12:45 p.m.
Orientation Small Group Discussion
Orientation Group Challenge #7
2:30 p.m.
Bulldog Brain Teaser
Orientation Group Challenge #8
5 p.m.
Bulldog Feast
7. p.m.
Montana Western Football Scrimmage
Everyone Welcome!

Sunday, Aug. 23
8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
Continental Breakfast 
(Meal plan students only)
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Natural Horsemanship Majors Department Meeting
5:30 p.m.
(Meal plan and residence hall students only)
7 p.m.
All Residents Meeting
8 p.m.
Individual Residence Hall Floor Meetings