Sexual Assault

What to do if... you've been sexually assaulted:

  • Tell someone you know and can trust.

  • Go to a hospital and tell emergency personnel that you have
    been sexually assaulted. Take the clothes you were wearing
    and a set of clean clothes. Don't shower or bathe before
    you go.

  • Report the assault. If on campus, call Safety and
    Transportation (65510). If off campus call 911.
    Reporting the assault does NOT commit you to filing charges.

  • Call the hotline. In Springfield, call 864-SAFE (7233).
    Outside the Springfield area call 1-800-821-6863.
    Both can provide information about resources and services available to you.

  • Contact a residence hall staff member, the Dean of Students,
    and/or the Counseling and Testing Center to find out how
    the University can assist you. All information will be kept

  • Remember:  it was NOT your fault.

  • For emergency medical treatment call 911 or go to:
    Mercy Emergency-Trauma Center             886-2115
    Cox Emergency Department (North)         269-3193
    Cox Emergency Department (South)        269-4083


Who to call in Springfield for help following an assault:

  • Missouri State University Safety and Transportation (on campus)          836-5510
  • Springfield Police Department (off campus)                                    911 or 864-1810
  • Missouri State University Counseling and Testing Center                        836-5116
  • Victim's Center                                                                                                    864-7233
  • Family Violence Center                                                                                      864-7233
  • Mercy Emergency- Trauma Center                                                                  885-2115
  • Cox Emergency Department - North                                                                269-3193
  • Cox Emergency Department - South                                                               269-4083