Missouri State University


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

For off-campus law enforcement contact the Springfield Police Department

321 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802


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


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


Cox Health Urgent Care
1000 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65807


Mercy Hospital Emergency Room
1235 E Cherokee St., Springfield, MO 65804
Mercy Hospital Urgent Care
3231 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65807


Who to Talk To:


Tell someone you trust

Residential Assistant (RA)





On Campus Resources:


Dean of Students Office
Dean of Students


Director of Student Conduct


Counseling and Testing Center
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


Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance

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.


Burrell Behavioral Health
1300 Bradford Parkway, Springfield, Mo, 65804


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