Discrimination-Free Educational Environment
The U.S. Department of Education, its Office for Civil Rights and Carroll College believe that providing all students with an educational environment free from discrimination is extremely important. The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence, interferes with students' rights to receive an education free from discrimination and, in cases of sexual violence, is a crime.
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Carroll College provides notice of non-discrimination, identifies an employee to conduct Title IX compliance, and informs all students and employees that discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities is prohibited.
Sexual Misconduct 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. Staff members include: Kerri Rigsby, RN; Kathleen Joyce-Trudnowski, RN, and Denise SmiSmigaj, NP.
- 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. Staff members include: Dr. Jim Rogers; Kyrie Russ; and Anna Rolando.
- Community Living - Located in 208 O'Connell Hall, (406) 447-4378--with an Assistant Director in an office in Guad, St. Charles and Trinity Halls--Community Living 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. Staff members include: Maureen Ward and Jenni Farlow.
- Student Life - Located in 211 O'Connell 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. Contact: Dr. Jim Hardwick.
- Campus Ministry - Located on SubMain St. Charles Hall, (406) 447-4338, Campus Ministry staff can offer pastoral counseling and support for students. Contact: Fr. Marc Lenneman, Dan Thies, or Deidre Casey.
Helena Community Resources
St. Peter's Hospital Emergency Room
The Friendship Center
1430 Sanders Street
911 (or 9-911 from campus) or (406) 442.3233
Carroll College Response
When Carroll College learns of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, we will take immediate and appropriate action to determine what occurred. We will take prompt and effective steps to end the sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects, whether or not the sexual misconduct is the subject of a criminal investigation. The college will take steps to protect a complainant. Retaliation agains anyone reporting or providing information about sexual misconduct or sexual harassment is strictly prohibited.
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In order to ensure that Carroll College can provide assistance to survivors and address sexual misconduct: All Carroll College employees and students are required to be mandatory reporters of incidents of sexual misconduct to the college's Title IX Coordinator.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, 208 O'Connell Hall.