The University of Montana Western strives to maintain a safe and friendly environment for its students, employees, and visitors. Campus partners work together to address safety concerns and determine the best response while committing to required and expected confidentiality.

Below you will find links and information about campus safety efforts and contacts.

For emergencies call 9-1-1 or (406) 683-3700 for the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Office.


Law enforcement officers are always available 24 hours a day to respond to emergency and non-emergency calls about sexual misconduct. In cases of sexual assault, officers can explain the options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy, and the processes for reporting assaults as crimes. Officers will ask if survivors want advocates present to help them through the proceedings.

To make a report, you may call (406) 683-7900 (non-emergency) or use our online form to report suspicious or criminal activity:

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The BIT is a campus team that identifies, assesses, and responds to all incidents related to student mental-physical health or conduct.

Title IX

The University of Montana Western is committed to providing a learning and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation (taken together, “protected-class harm”).


Monique Schofield

Safety & Emergency Management Officer