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 Support Services & Resources

At Missouri Southern, student safety is of vital importance. We want all students to feel safe and comfortable while at MSSU.

Services & Resources

The needs of persons who have been victims of Sexual Violence/Assault vary from person to person and may vary over time. The University’s Counseling Department and Wilcoxon Health Center offer counseling and medical services, many of which can be accessed 24 hours a day, so that a person may choose what she or he would find most helpful and healing. The Title IX Office may be able to assist student victims with other reasonable accommodations. The University urges anyone who has been the victim of Sexual Violence/Assault to seek support as soon as possible to minimize and treat physical harm, and to assist with processing the unique and complex emotional aftermath.


Important Contact Information

University Reporting Options

Dean of Student Success Office/Title IX Coordinator -- Billingsly Student Center 347, Tel.: 417-625-9532 

Law Enforcement


University Police – Lower campus area between Ummel and Plaster Halls, Tel: 417-626-2222
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office – Tel: 417-624-1601
Joplin Police Department – Tel: 417-623-3131
Newton County Sheriff’s Office – Tel: 417-623-2282 or 417-541-8300
Neosho Police Department – Tel: 417-451-8000

University Support Services

Wilcoxon University Health Center – Billingsly Student Center 242, Tel: 417-625- 9513 (Hours 8:00-5:00 M-F)

Counseling Department – Hearnes Hall 314, Tel.: 417-625-9324 (Hours 8:00-5:00 M-F)

Third Party Support Services

Lafayette House (Battered Women) – Tel: 417-782-1772
Ozark Center Crisis Services – Tel: 417-347-7720 or 800-247-0661
National Sexual Assault Hotline – Tel: 800-656-4673


The University’s Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and Other Discipline Policies

The University’s Sexual Violence/Assault Policy supplements the University’s Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and other University policies pertaining to discipline. The provisions of these other policies apply with respect to Sexual Violence/Assault except to the extent they are inconsistent with the Sexual Violence/Assault Policy.