Resources for Victims

Many resources are available for victims both on campus and off campus.

Campus resources

Dean of Students Office

The primary role of the Dean of Students Office is to assist students in accomplishing personal and educational goals. This includes helping remove barriers that might make those goals more difficult to reach. The Dean of Students office will investigate complaints against students.

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct exists to serve the students of the Missouri State University community. The office is responsible for the implementation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, adjudicating alleged violations of the Code, safeguarding student rights, and dealing with emergency situations which involve students.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for conducting and overseeing all Title IX complaints; and identifying and addressing any patterns or systematic problems that arise during the review of such complaints of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking that involves members of the University community.

Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC)

OIEC is a system-wide department charged with ensuring university compliance with federal, state, and local law. OIEC also ensures that institutional policy guidelines promoting a non-discriminatory and harassment-free environment. Major compliance areas include: affirmative action/equal opportunity; investigating discrimination complaints based on race, national origin, disability, harassment and/or retaliation; ensuring educational and workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities and monitoring religious accommodations.

Counseling Center

Free and confidential counseling services for students. Students can walk-in for the first appointment or call to set up an appointment. The CTC also has a full time, licensed counselor who specializes in substance abuse.

Taylor Health and Wellness Center

Taylor Health and Wellness Center is the medical home for Missouri State University. It offers confidential health and wellness services, follow-up care, sexually transmitted infection and disease screening and testing as well as a fully stocked pharmacy with over the counter medications.

Center City Counseling Clinic
Missouri State University Campus
Park Central Office Building

Off campus resources

The Victim Center and Harmony House Share a 24-hour crisis hotline.

Call 417-864-SAFE (7233) 24 hours a day to speak to a crisis counselor and request assistance.

  • Advocates on-call 24-hours a day.
  • Availability to talk on the phone.
  • Availability to meet at the hospital or police department.
  • Victim advocates will accompany survivors of sexual assault to the hospital while they complete a rape kit.

During regular business hours, you can contact the Victim Center or Harmony House directly for assistance.

Victim Center
819 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802

Located downtown, the Victim’s Center exists to assist victims of violent and/or sexual crimes. Services are free and include free counseling, court support and advocacy.

Harmony House
519 E Cherry, Springfield, MO 65806

Harmony House provides shelter, advocacy and education to survivors of domestic violence and promotes the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free of abuse.