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Student Life & Conduct

Dean of Students Department

The Student Life and Conduct office strives to create a culture of caring for students, their families, faculty, and staff by providing exemplary programs and services designed to enhance students' academic and personal success.


The Director of Student Life and Conduct staff serves as a liaison between students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators to help solve problems, assist with individual or group crisis management, navigate various campus procedures, and serve as an advocate for students when needed. By connecting with other university departments, the office responds to student's needs by identifying the appropriate resources available.


  1. Support and educate our student population
  2. Foster a culture of inclusion for parents and families
  3. Implement a variety of options for resolving conflict
  4. Consult with and provide outreach to the campus community
  5. Promote academic integrity and social discipline

Welcome from the Director of Student Life and Conduct

Dear Students,

I am proud to welcome you to the Missouri Southern family. It is my pleasure to assist your professional, social, and academic development as a member of a global society. Student Life at Missouri Southern is led by a host of talented staff members. Each share the common goal of making your journey at Missouri Southern a positive life experience which will propel you to a bright future. The areas to which I have  the honor of leading include the office of Recreation Services, Residence Life, Student Activities, and the Wilcoxon Health Center. It is my hope that each of these areas can provide a positive impact on your time at Missouri Southern. 

I also have the privilege of serving as an advocate for the students. In this role, I work closely with faculty, staff, and student leaders to enhance the quality of university life for you. In addition to providing advocacy for your needs and concerns, our Student Life offices will work to respond to emergency and crisis situations which affect you and assist you in preparing for your life beyond Missouri Southern. 

In order to make certain you have a successful journey during your time at Missouri Southern State University, we would like to equip you with the tools needed to navigate the campus and successfully complete your program of study.

The Student Handbook will provide you with the necessary information to accomplish your goals at MSSU. This handbook will assist you in becoming acquainted with services that are available to support you in your educational growth and development in and beyond the classroom. The student handbook will serve as your resource guide to university services, and student life activities and programs.

I encourage you to browse through the website for more in-depth information about any of our areas and to learn about the ways we can enrich your experience as a student at Missouri Southern State University.

It is my sincere hope that you will take full advantage of all that MSSU has to offer you.

With Warmest Regards,

Landon Adams
Director of Student Life and Conduct
Missouri Southern State University
Billingsly Student Center 347