Resources

Below is a list of on- and off-campus resources affiliated with Missouri State University. If you are no longer in the Springfield area and need support, our office is available to help you find resources in your area.

On-campus resources

Title IX Office

The Title IX office oversees all Title IX issues and provides support to complainants and respondents.

Carrington 205
417-836-6810

TitleIX@MissouriState.edu

Interim Title IX Coordinator Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Melissa Berry

417-836-4252

MBerry@MissouriState.edu

Ashley Reece

417-836-8510

AshleyReece@MissouriState.edu

Bearisters: Free Legal Advice

Missouri State University offers an opportunity for currently enrolled students seeking personal legal advice to meet with a local attorney free of charge.  

Location Hours Contact Information

Dean of Students Office

Plaster Student Union, Room 405

Wednesdays  beginning at 8 a.m.

Thursdays beginning at 4 p.m.

417-836-5527

Note: Appointments should be made by 2 p.m. the day before by calling or stopping by the Dean of Students Office. 

Counseling Center

The primary goal of the Counseling Center is to promote students' personal development and psychological well-being. Free and confidential counseling services are provided for students with a variety of personal, social and life-planning concerns.

Location Hours Contact Information
Magers Health and Wellness Center, Suite 304

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

417-836-4616

CounselingCenter@MissouriState.edu

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

An EAP is a free, confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide information, support and referral services to assist you and your immediate family with life concerns. Missouri State University offers two options to access services:

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Administrative services provides a list of all single use restrooms on campus.

Gender Pronoun Guide

Some people don’t feel that traditional gender pronouns (she/her, he/him) fit their gender identities. Transgender, genderqueer and other gender-variant people may wish to use different pronouns. This gender pronoun guide is a starting point for using pronouns respectfully.

Immigration

International students, faculty, and staff must maintain their own immigration documentation in order to stay in status. International Services provides resources and information to help you understand the immigration process.

Location Hours Contact Information
Jim D. Morris Center

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

417-836-6618

InternationalServices@MissouriState.edu

Magers Health and Wellness Center

Magers 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 (STI) and disease screening and testing as well as a fully stocked pharmacy with over the counter medications.

Location Hours Contact Information
715 South Florence Avenue

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-6 p.m.

417-836-4000

Health@MissouriState.edu

Pregnancy and Parenting Information

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prevents pregnancy discrimination in higher education with respect to admissions, hiring, leave policies, coursework accommodations and degree completion. Pregnant women must be treated the same as other students with temporary medical conditions that require treatment.

To request a pregnancy accommodation:

Deputy Compliance Officer Hours Online Request Form

Julia Holmes

417-836-6755

DeputyComplianceOfficer@MissouriState.edu

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pregnancy Accommodation Request

Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance

The Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance is charged with ensuring the University’s compliance with federal, state and institutional policy guidelines that promote a non-discriminatory and harassment-free environment. This includes investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment.

Location Hours Contact Information
Carrington Hall 205

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

417-836-4252

Equity@MissouriState.edu

Office of Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid strives to maintain accuracy and integrity while supporting the fulfillment of the University’s enrollment management objectives and the goal of student success.

Location Hours Contact Information
Carrington Hall 101

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

417-536-5262

FinancialAid@MissouriState.edu

Suicide prevention programs

The university has identified certain national, state and local (on and off campus) suicide prevention resources for individuals exhibiting suicidal tendencies or behavior.

Off campus resources

Greene County Family Justice Center

The Greene County Family Justice Center provides a wide range of services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, human trafficking and child abuse in the Springfield/Greene County area. Their services are trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and non-judgmental. They welcome survivors at any point in their process.

Location Hours Contact Information

1418 E. Pythian St. (the old Tefft School)

Springfield, MO 65802

 

Monday- Friday

8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

417-874-2600
24 hour assistance: Call the 24-hour safe line at 417-864-SAFE (7233).

Harmony House and the Victim Center share a 24-hour crisis hotline.

Call 417-864-SAFE (417-864-7233) 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 are available to accompany victims to the hospital for examination, care, and possible evidence collection.

During regular business hours, the Victim Center and Harmony House may be contacted directly for assistance.

Harmony House

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.

Location Hours Contact Information

3404 E Ridgeview St.

Springfield, MO 65804

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

417-837-7700​​​​​​​

1-800-831-6863

The Victim Center

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

Location Hours Contact Information

819 N Boonville Ave

Springfield, MO 65802

Monday-Thursday

8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

417-863-7273​​​​​​​

hope@thevictimcenter.org

State Registry of Sex Offender Information

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 requires institutions of higher education to advise members of the campus community where they can obtain information provided by the state concerning registered sex offenders. It also requires sex offenders to notify the state of each institution of higher education in the state at which they are employed or enrolled or carrying on a vocation. The state is then required to notify the University of any such information it receives. Anyone interested in determining whether such persons are on this campus may do so by contacting the Title IX Coordinator at 417-836-8506.

Access the state registry of sex offender information

Additional off-campus resources