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Student Conduct

Failure to Comply with Face Covering Policy

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If a student fails to adhere to the face covering requirements, Faculty/Staff should take the following steps, in quick succession:

  • Remind the student, in a firm yet kind manner, of the requirement and the reason for it: safety. Ask the student to comply.
  • Remind the student that their non-compliance is a violation of the Montana University System and Montana Tech policy and the Student Code of Conduct (See notes below regarding “failure to comply”) and ask that the student comply.
  • Ask the student to either comply or to leave the office/classroom immediately.
  • If the student fails to comply or leave, assess the situation and contact campus security 496-HELP to remove the student.

For students who fail to comply: Immediately file a report with the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students will inform the student that they will not be allowed to access support services/attend class unless they comply with the face covering policy.


Reporting an Incident

Montana Tech separates the university’s reporting structure into the categories listed below in order to route the incident report to the correct office. If you have questions or concerns about which report to use, please contact Dean of Student Affairs Carrie Vath.


Report an Academic Dishonesty Violation

Academic violations include cheating, plagiarism or falsifying official records related to the University, unauthorized signatures, tampering with course material, etc. General classroom misbehavior is considered a non-academic violation (see below). Academic violations include cheating, plagiarism or falsifying official records related to the University, unauthorized signatures, tampering with course material, etc. General classroom misbehavior is considered a non-academic violation (see below). If you have questions about whether a behavior is considered academic misconduct, please refer to the student handbook or contact Dean of Student Affairs Carrie Vath.


Report a Non-Academic Student Conduct Violation

Non-Academic violations include any behavior that is not related to an allegation of cheating or plagiarism (e.g. alcohol, drugs, threatening behavior, vandalism, disorderly conduct, etc.). If you have questions about whether a behavior is considered a violation, please contact Dean of Student Affairs Carrie Vath.


Report a Concerning Behavior

The Montana Tech Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has developed a form to be completed by any Faculty, Staff or Student who is concerned about an individual’s behavior. Concerning behaviors include, but are not limited to: emotional distress, suicide ideation, disordered eating, self-injury, threatening behavior towards others, and suspected substance abuse.  If you have questions about whether a behavior is considered a “concerning behavior”, please contact the Office of Student Affairs 406-496-4198.


Report a Title IX Violation

Title IX violations include sexual assault, harassment, dating and relationship violence, discrimination, stalking, and retaliation. If you have questions about whether an incident is considered a Title IX violation, please contact Vanessa Van Dyk in the Office of Human Resources.

Report a Unauthorized Animal on Campus

This form should be used to report concerns regarding possible unauthorized animals/dogs on campus or animals/dogs that are out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it, or the animal/dog is not housebroken.

Please do not address the issue yourself. Service animals are not required to wear a vest or any identifying gear or tags. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects owners of a Service Animal. Students are protected under ADA Title II (state and local government services) and ADA Title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities. Montana Tech's policy on Service Animals, Assistance Animals and Pets is located on the Student Disability Services web page. If you have questions please contact Vanessa Van Dyk in the Office of Human Resources.