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Date Adopted: 10/27/2008
Date Revised: 1/10/2018
References: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990
Issuing Office: Chancellor
Approved By: Beth Weatherby

  1. Policy

    As circumstances warrant, the University prepares and distributes – either selectively or throughout the campus – printed crime alerts. The Dean of Students decides to issue a special alert with advice from the Chancellor and/or the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance & Student Affairs.

  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to protect the safety of those on the campus of the University of Montana Western.

  3. Procedures

    If a situation arises on or off campus that the Dean of Students deems to be an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide timely warning/crime alert may be posted across campus.

    Depending on the circumstances of the crime, the timely warning may be posted in each residence hall mailbox, on a bulletin board in each building, or at the doorway to each campus building. This holds true for all situations that potentially pose an ongoing threat to the community.

    Typically, circumstances that warrant alerts and warnings are crimes reported to the Dean of Students, other campus security authorities, and/or the Dillon City Police Department (DPD). The University has requested the DPD inform UMW when crimes are committed on or near campus that might be potential or ongoing threats to the UMW community. This will assist UMW in determining the need for a timely warning/crime alert.

    Individuals with information they believe warrants a timely warning/crime alert should report it to the Dean of Students at 406-683-7900 or in person at the Dean of Students Centerl.

  4. Authority

    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990 (

  5. Responsibility

    Chancellor, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance/Student Affairs, Dean of Students