Resources

Below is a list of both 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 

Carrington 205
417-836-6810

Title IX Coordinator

417-836-8506
JillPatterson@missouristate.edu

Title IX Investigator

417-836-8510
AshleyReece@missouristate.edu

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

Counseling Center

417-836-5116

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.

Note: There are important changes in the Counseling Center's services during the MSU COVID-19 Social Distancing Period, so please read and adhere to the information regarding any appointments, including crisis and emergency appointments, or counseling needs, on the Counseling Center's website.

Magers Health and Wellness Center

417-836-4000

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.

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.

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. All appointments must be scheduled in advance.

For more information, please review the Bearister's brochure.

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:

If you have questions, or want to file a complaint:

  • Contact the Title IX office at 417-836-6810,or
  • Visit the Title IX  office in Carrington 205.

Note: Our office is currently closed until further notice during the MSU COVID-19 Social Distancing Period; however, we are available to answer your questions and encourage you to email the Title IX Coordinator at  JillPatterson@MissouriState.edu or the Title IX Investigator at AshleyReece@missouristate.edu.

Missouri State University takes all concerns of discrimination and harassment seriously. 

Immigration status

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. 

Office of Student Financial Aid

Carrington Hall 101
417-836-5262

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 bathroom locations

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. 

Off campus resources

The Victim Center and Harmony House 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.

The Victim Center

819 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802
417-863-7273
www.thevictimcenter.org

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.

Harmony House

3404 E Ridgeview St, Springfield, MO 65804
417-837-7700
http://www.myharmonyhouse.org

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.

Additional off-campus resources