Section 300: Committees

Effective: November 2019
Review Date: November 2021
Responsible Party: Dean of Students

  1. Reporting Concerns
    1. If there is perceived imminent danger, immediately call 9-1-1.
    2. If you are concerned about a student and the situation does not present imminent danger:
      1. Submit a CARE Report online through the web form -
      2. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students (Steve Wise), (406)265-4113
        1. The report will be reviewed by the Dean of Students.
        2. The case will be assigned accordingly to the most appropriate CARE team member who will work in collaboration with the necessary campus resources including but not limited to:
          1. Title IX Coordinator
          2. Student Life Coordinator
          3. Little River Institute
          4. Student Support Services
          5. Academic Chairs
          6. Tutoring Central
  2. The reporting party will receive acknowledgement from the Dean of Students confirming the report has been received. The reporting party should not expect to receive detailed information about the disposition of their submission because the issue may involve due process or confidentiality rights of the student. A CARE Team Member may, however, contact the reporting party if additional information concerning the report is needed.
  3. Before submitting the CARE report, faculty and staff may consult with other offices (e.g. counseling services, Dean, Department Chair, etc.). However, submitting a referral is still advised, following the consultation.
  4. Once a CARE report is submitted, reviewed and assigned, and appropriate information has been gathered, the CARE Team will determine what next steps need to take place. Next steps may include, but are not limited to: speaking with the student; gathering additional evidence or information by interviewing members of the campus community; referral to the appropriate support or conduct office; referral for a formal counseling session; or other steps deemed necessary.
  5. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit additional reports as new concerns arise or when behavior is repeated, even if they have done so before. A single incident may be insufficient to take action, but a pattern of incidents may require an institutional response. Sharing observed and concerning behavior does not violate FERPA or student privacy.