Information and Resources

Support and resources are available at Carroll College and in the Helena community.

Campus Resources

  1. Counseling Services Staff, (406) 447-5441, provide free and confidential counseling and crisis intervention to all parties involved in incidents of sexual assault and relationship violence, as well as support and information for family and friends. Counselors are willing to work with individuals at all stages of recovery, from initial crisis-intervention to healing. Counseling Services staff are dedicated to working to remove barriers that keep individuals from seeking services and informing all parties of their options while supporting them to make whatever decisions are right for the indivdual. 
  2. Health Services Staff, (406) 447-5441, provide free and confidential information to paties involved with incidents of sexual assault and relationship violence to understand the physical and mental trauma. Health Services staff are willing to work with individuals or refer to medical resources in the Helena community. Health Services also offers the services of a nurse practitioner who conducts a weekly clinic on campus. 
  3. Victim Advocate,  Chelsea Nottingham, (406) 442-6800, 1430 N. Sanders, Helena, provides free and confidential information to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence to understand the resources available both on campus and in the community. The Victim Advocate can assist  with reviewing options for filing a formal complaint, requesting supportive measures or accessing community and campus resources.  Chelsea also holds on-campus office hours during the academic year in St. Charles Hall, Room 108, each 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
  4. Securitas Patrol Officer (406) 461-7611, provides evening and weekend security coverage of the campus from 7pm-7am. A security officer is able to respond to a situation before Helena Police or other campus resources are available to provide a presence to a survivor.

Community Resources

  1. St. Peter's Hospital Emergency Room, (406) 447-2684, provides specially trained nurses who will meet client/assault victims. Emergency Room staff can provide a comprehensice medical assessment, evidence collection, lab tests and medication as needed as well as education and information.
  2. Friendship Center See above.  (406) 442-6800, offers specially trained staff who meet client/assault victims at a private, off-campus location. Friendship Center staff provide on-site access to a community advocate, medical assistance and law enforcement as required.
  3. Helena Police, 911 or (406) 442-3233, offers officers available 24 hours per day who can explain options for medical exams, counseling, advocacy, and reporting assaults as crimes. Officers will ask if the survivor wants advocates present to help them understand the proceedings. Helena Police is responsible for all criminal investigations and can answer questions about the legal process.
College Processes

Carroll College will offer and implement appropriate and reasonable supportive measures to the parties upon notice of alleged sexual harassment and/or retaliation.
 
Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate to the parties to restore or preserve access to Carroll College’s education program or activity, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or Carroll College’s educational environment, and/or deter sexual harassment and/or retaliation.
 
Carroll College will maintain the privacy of the supportive measures, provided that privacy does not impair Carroll College’s ability to provide the supportive measures. Carroll College will act to ensure as minimal an academic or occupational impact on the parties as possible.
 
These actions may include, but are not limited to referral to counseling, medical, and/or other healthcare services, altering campus housing assignment(s), providing campus safety escorts, implementing contact limitations (no contact orders) between the parties, academic support, extensions of deadlines, or other course/program-related adjustments and/or class schedule modifications, withdrawals, or leaves of absence. 

Confidentiality Level

  • Strictly Confidential
    These conversations are all confidential and can be anonymous. Except when the law requires or in rare, extreme circumstances, information will be shared that identifies the reporting individual without the reporting individual's express permission.
  • Mostly Confidential
    These conversations are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment must be shared with relevant administrators, the Title IX Coordinator, and, in some cases, law enforcement so that action can be taken if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any response, the wishes of the person reporting are given full consideration.
  • Confidential According to State Law
    Exploratory conversations are confidential. Police reports with personally identifiable information removed may be available to the public upon request.

If an individual's request for confidentiality limits the college's ability to investigate a particular matter, the college may take steps to limit the effects of the alleged sexual harassment without initiating a formal complaint. Examples include: providing increased monitoring, supervision, or security at locations or activities where the misconduct occurred; providing training and education materials for students and employees; revising and publicizing the school's policies on sexual harassment; and conducting climate surveys regarding sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.

Helpful Guide for Parties

Get Help Immediately

ResourceInfo & SupportCounselingInformal RemediesFormal ComplaintsLevel
On-Call Residence Life Phone
(406) 459-0540
X  X Mostly 
Confidential
St. Peter's Hospital
Emergency Room
(406) 444-2150
X   Strictly 
Confidential
Victim Advocate Friendship Center
(406) 442-6800
X X  Strictly Confidential

 

Report A Crime

Individuals who report information abour sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct involving students will not be disciplined by the College for any violation of the College's drug or alcohol possession or consumption policies in connection with the reported incident.

ResourceInfo & SupportCounselingInformal RemediesFormal ComplaintsLevel
Helena Police
911 or 
(406) 442-3233
X   Confidential 
according to 
state law
On-Call Residence Life
(406) 459-0540
X   Mostly 
Confidential
Title IX Co-Coordinator
Judy Hay
(406) 447-4530
XXXXMostly 
Confidential

Title IX Co-Coordinator
Judy Hay
(406) 447- 4530

XXXXMostly 
Confidential

 

Other Supporting Resource

ResourceInfo & SupportCounselingInformal 
Remedies
Formal ComplaintLevel
Counseling Services Staff
(406) 447-5441
X        X            Strictly Confidential
Health Services Staff
(406) 447-5441
XX  Strictly Confidential
Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
Emily Busby
(406) 447-5509
X X Mostly
Confidential
College Chaplain
Fr. Marc Lenneman
(406) 461-8492
X   Mostly Confidential; Strictly Confidential within Sacrament of Confession.

Victim Advocate

Chelsea Nottingham

Friendship Center
(406) 442-6800

XXXXStrictly Confidential
Helena Police
911 or
(406) 442-3233
X  XConfidential
according to
state law