Below is a list of both on and off-campus resources affiliated with Missouri State University.
Title IX Office
Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX office is responsible for overseeing all Title IX issues and providing support to complainants and respondents.
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.
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 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: Wednesdays beginning at 8:00 am, and Thursdays beginning at 4:00 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 BearPass Card (student ID) and come to PSU 405 on the day of your scheduled appointment. All appointments must be scheduled in advance.
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 or visit their office in Carrington 205.
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
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 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.