Sexual assault is a serious crime that can have profound emotional and physical effects. It can happen between people who are married, dating, acquaintances or strangers. It can happen between people of opposite sex or of the same sex. And it ranges from unwanted touching to rape.
The Missoula Police, the University of Montana and multiple community advocate groups are working together to address these crimes - on campus or off - with responses that help victims and enhance public safety. If you have been the victim of sexual assault, our immediate response is "How can we help?" In the Missoula community and at the University of Montana, you will find care, understanding and answers. Whether you were violated last night, last month or last year, you can find help.
When you call 911, it does not obligate you to file a police report. It does, however, help you open doors to services available in the community.
911 can help you:
Report rape and sexual assault as crimes:
Rape and sexual assault victim advocate services:
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, the resources below can provide you with assistance and support.
Providence St. Patrick Hospital - First STEP Resource Center
24-hour line: 406-329-5776
Crime Victim Advocate Program
Business line: 406-830-3830
24-hour crisis line: 406-542-1944 or 800-483-7858
Missoula Police Department
24-hour lines: 911 and 406-552-6300
Missoula County Sheriff
24-hour line: 911
City and county law enforcement officers are highly trained and are available 24/7 to respond to emergency and to nonemergency calls about sexual assaults. In cases of sexual assault, officers can explain the options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy and reporting assaults as crimes; officers will ask if the survivors want advocates present to help them understand the proceedings. These departments are responsible for all criminal investigations and can answer questions about the legal process. More>
Missoula County Attorney
Business line: 406-258-4737
Curry Health Center
Other Campus Resources
UM Police Department
24-hour line: 911 or 406-243-4000
UM's specially trained officers are available 24 hours a day to respond to sexual assaults on campus. Officers will provide information and services for immediate protection. UM officers will explain options for medical exams, counseling and advocacy. And they will answer questions and explain both crime and campus reporting options. More>
The Dean of Students
Equal Opportunity Office