Resources

Campus resources

Title IX Office 

Carrington 314
417-836-6810

Title IX Coordinator

417-836-8506
JillPatterson@missouristate.edu

The Title IX Office is responsible for overseeing all Title IX issues and providing support to Complainants and Respondents.

Counseling Center

417-836-5116

Free and confidential counseling services for students. Students are requested to call to schedule an Intake as the point of entry to the Counseling Center (CC).  The CC also has a full time, licensed counselor who specializes in substance abuse. Crisis appointments will be handled by seeing students in crisis the same day they call. Ideally they will be scheduled during one of the available crisis openings on the calendar each day.

Taylor Health and Wellness Center

417-836-4000

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.

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. The attorney schedule is: Mondays beginning at 3:00 pm, Wednesdays beginning at 8:00 am, and Thursdays beginning at 3:00 pm. The appointments must be scheduled the day before the appointment by 2:00 pm. by calling the Dean of Students Office at 417-836-5527 (or stopping by to sign up). Please bring your student ID and come to PSU 405 on the day of your scheduled appointment. All appointments must be scheduled in advance.

Bearister's Brochure

Pregnancy and Parenting Information

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits educational institutions from discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy and parenting status. Missouri State takes all concerns of discrimination and harassment seriously. Pregnant women must be treated the same as other students with temporary medical conditions that require treatment. Title IX prevents pregnancy discrimination in higher education with respect to admissions, hiring, leave policies, coursework accommodations and degree completion.

Contact the Title IX Office at 417-836-6810
Located in Carrington 314

Visa/Immigration Assistance

Maintaining your immigration status is very important for international students. It is your responsibility to learn and understand how to maintain your immigration status and the results of violating that status. If you fail to maintain your immigration status, you will be considered "out of status." 

Visit the International Services website for more immigration information.

Financial Aid Services

Office of Student Financial Aid
Carrington Hall 101
417-836-5262

Employee Assistance Program

An EAP is a free, confidential service to help you and your immediate family members with a wide range of problems. We want to reinforce that the service is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. EAP’s can help you by providing information, support, and referral services to assist you with life concerns. The assistance may include telephonic, web-based and/or face to face counseling. We are pleased to offer employees two free Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). 

Gender Neutral Bathroom Locations

Administrative Services provides a list with all of the 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 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.

Victim Center

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

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

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