Sexual Misconduct

Discrimination-Free Educational Environment

Carroll College prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment and all education programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, religion, or sex.  In the case of religion and creed, distinctions may be appropriate under state and federal constitutional provisions due to the religious character and Catholic identity of Carroll College and the nature of the particular employment position at issue.

Carroll College admits students of any race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, religion, or sex to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of student admissions, recruitment, academic programs, research, occupational training, housing, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, other extracurricular, or other postsecondary education aid, benefits, or services to which section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applies.

Carroll College is also committed to compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws applicable to educational institutions. Carroll College will not exclude, expel, limit, or otherwise discriminate against an individual seeking admission as a student or an individual enrolled as a student in the terms, conditions, or privileges of Carroll College because of race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, religion, or sex.

In addition, Carroll College complies with the 2020 U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Title IX Regulations, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational programs or activities by recipients of federal financial assistance, including Carroll College. Inquiries concerning Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator(s) or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.

Resources at Carroll College

Carroll College provides the following assistance to survivors or victims of sexual misconduct:

  • Health Services - Located in the lower level of Guad Hall in the Wellness Center, (406) 447-5441, Health Center staff can assist in checking for injuries and referring to appropriate medical resources in the community. 
  • Counseling Services - Located in the lower level of guad Hall in the Wellness Center, (406) 447-5441, Counseling Services staff can assist students in discussing, processing and healing from a difficult or traumatic incident. 
  • Residence Life - Located in Borromeo Hall, (406) 447-4378, Residence Life staff can assist students in filing a conduct complaint regarding a student, a criminal complaint with the Helena Police Department; or connect to campus or community resources. 
  • Student Life - Also located in Borromeo Hall, (406) 447-4530, Student Life staff can assist students in connecting to campus or community resources as well as understanding the college's student conduct process. 
  • Campus Ministry - Located in All Saints Chapel, (406) 447-4338, Campus Ministry staff can offer pastoral counseling and support for students. 

Helena Community Resources

St. Peter's Hospital Emergency Room
2475 Broadway
(406) 447-2684

The Friendship Center
1430 Sanders Street
(406) 442-6800

Helena Police
221 Breckenridge
911 or (406) 442.3233

Carroll College Response

Carroll College is dedicated to respecting the dignity of all members of the College community. We respect the right of someone who experiences sexual misconduct to process it in the way that is best for them and their healing process. We respect their right to choose to bring a report forward for a College formal resolution, or to seek a response from the College that is primarily centered on supportive measures and resources available from the College and the larger community. Fair process is a priority, as is repairing harm and facilitating healing and safety for all members of the community.

Mandatory Reporting

In order to ensure that Carroll College can provide assistance to survivors and address sexual misconduct: All full and part-time faculty and staff, as well as all employees of Residence Life, Campus Ministry and FOCUS staff are required to be mandatory reporters of incidents of sexual harassment to either of the college's two Title IX Co-Coordinators.  Execptions are granted to physical and mental health care providers, victim advocates, and priests within the context of the sacrament of confession.

Annual Security Report

Check out the Student Handbook for the Annual Security, Sexual Violence Elimination and Safety Report. Information on reporting crime, crime statistics, emergency notifcation and grievance procedures are outlined. Also available in hard copy in the Student Life Office, Borromeo Hall.