Reported Sexual Assault Investigation

April 4, 2014

On today's date, the Springfield Police Department notified the MSU Department of Safety & Transportation of a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred on March 30th. A female MSU student reported that she was sexually assaulted by a male student in the male student's residence hall room. No further information is available at this time.

This incident is being investigated by the Springfield Police Department.


  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP) training is available to all female MSU students, faculty, and staff. Students can register online through the Campus Recreation webpage; faculty and staff can register through the Human Resources Training webpage. The course is free to all University female students, faculty, and staff members.
  • The MSU Dean of Student's Office has a significant amount of resources available to assist victims of sexual assault. (417-836-5527)
  • If you go out, walk in groups.
  • 'Safe Walk' walking escorts are available upon request by safety personnel to escort students, faculty, or staff by calling 417-836-5509.
  • If you are drinking, make certain you are with a trusted, non-drinking friend that can be a designated driver, or look after your safety until you are sober.

This notice is distributed in compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the

Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998

Anyone having information is asked to contact MSU Substation at 417-836-5509 or the Springfield Police Department at 911.

Issued 4/4/14 13:00