Missouri State Campus Emergency and Safety

Emergency procedures

Missouri State University is committed to supporting the welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Preparing a campus crisis/emergency response plan and allocating resources to respond to possible emergencies is one way in which the University offers this support. Please visit Safety and Transportation website for the Missouri State University's Emergency Response Plan and additional information.

  • Emergency Response Procedures: The University's Emergency Response Plan located on the Safety and Transportation website provides detailed information on emergency response procedures and resources.
  • Missouri State Alert System: Information on how to register for the Missouri State Alert System. This is the University's mass notification system which uses a variety of methods to contact students, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency or school closing.
  • Recognizing Distressed Students: From the Counseling Center, this brochure can assist you in identifying a student in distress, what you can do and subsequent procedures.

Emergency response and safety training

The University provides the following emergency and safety training programs for both professional and personal development. These programs are provided through joint coordination with Safety and Transportation, the Counseling Center, the Center for Dispute Resolution, Campus Recreation, and the Office of Human Resources.

  • Prepare Training - Respect, Service, and Safety at Work - The focus of the program is to provide faculty and staff with practical approaches to workplace safety issues, information on University resources available for assistance in resolving situations, and an overview of the University's Emergency Response Plan.
  • Conflict Workshop Series - Workshops are offered by the Center for Dispute Resolution in support of our Emergency Response and Safety Plan. The workshop series includes topics such as Addressing Conflict Effectively, Personality Types & Conflict, Managing Emotions & Diffusing Anger, Conflict During the Holidays. These workshops are open to all faculty and staff and are sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR). The CDR is a part of the Department of Communication at Missouri State University.
  • Counseling Center - the Counseling Center provides programming and services to support the University community through individual and group services. Please refer to the A Guide for Faculty and Staff - Recognizing Students in Distress Brochure for information provided in support of our Emergency Response and Safety training programs.
  • Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Rape Prevention (SHARP) - training deals with protecting yourself through prevention of attacks and learning techniques for escape. You will learn valuable information about how to avoid confrontation and how to best defend yourself if physically attacked or confronted.