Missouri State University

Resources

What to Do If You Have Been the Victim of a Sexual Assault:

 

In the event of any emergency call 911
 
If you wish to report the assault:
If in a residence hall, contact hall staff
For on-campus law enforcement contact Safety and Transportation / Springfield Police Department Substation
 
      636 E. Elm St.
      Springfield, MO 65806
      417-836-5509

For off-campus law enforcement contact the Springfield Police Department

321 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
417-864-1810

 

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. Both Mercy and Cox South employ SANE nurses (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) who are specially trained in working with victims of sexual assault. They can complete a rape kit with the student and address medical concerns. The rape kit can be very important for evidence gathering and a Victim Advocate can accompany the student if they go to have a rape kit completed. The rape kit is kept at the hospital for 120 days. If a student has injuries from the assault that go beyond the standard rape kit (broken bones, stitches or x-rays needed) there is a Victim’s Compensation Fund that can be applied for – information on this can be obtained at the hospital or through the Victim Center. Completing a rape kit does not mean that the student has to file police charges.

Cox Health (North) Emergency Room
1423 N Jefferson Ave. Springfield, MO 65802
417-269-0060

 

Cox Health (South) Emergency Room
3801 S National Ave., Springfield, MO 65807

 

Cox Health Urgent Care
1000 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65807
417-269-9812

 

Mercy Hospital Emergency Room
1235 E Cherokee St., Springfield, MO 65804
417-820-2115
 
Mercy Hospital Urgent Care
3231 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65807
417-888-5666

 

Who to Talk To:

 

Tell someone you trust

Friend
Residential Assistant (RA)
Mentor

 

 

 

 

On Campus Resources:

 

Dean of Students Office
417-836-5527
Dean of Students

 

Director of Student Conduct

 

Counseling and Testing Center
417-836-5116
Free and confidential counseling services to students. Can walk-in for first appointment or call to set up an appointment. The CTC also has on staff a full time, licensed counselor who specializes in substance abuse.

 

Taylor Health and Wellness Center
417-836-4000

 

Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance
417-836-4252
 

Off Campus Resources:

 

Call the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline

417-864-SAFE (7233).
If outside the Springfield area call 1-800-821-6863.

 

The Victim Center 
Located downtown at 819 N. Boonville, the Victim’s Center exists to assist victims of violent and/or sexual crimes. Services are free. Services include free counseling, court support, and advocacy. Victim advocates will also accompany survivors of sexual assault to the hospital while they complete a rape kit.
417-863-7273

 

Burrell Behavioral Health
1300 Bradford Parkway, Springfield, Mo, 65804
417-761-5000

 

Center City Counseling Clinic - Missouri State University Campus
Park Central Office Building
(417) 836-3215