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.
Title IX Office
Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX office oversees all Title IX issues and provides support to complainants and respondents.
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 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.
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.
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:
- Contact the Deputy Compliance officer at 417-836-6755, or
- Complete the online Pregnancy Accommodation Request form.
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 contact the Title IX Coordinator via email at JillPatterson@MissouriState.edu.
Missouri State University takes all concerns of discrimination and harassment seriously.
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.
Carrington Hall 101
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.