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Support Services & Resources

Services & Resources

The University has designated a limited number of employees as Confidential Resources. These Confidential Resources do not have a duty to report sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator and will not disclose identifying information provided to them in their professional capacities unless a specific law requires them to do so, such as laws requiring the reporting of child abuse. However, Confidential Resources have received training about the policy and may, if they deem it appropriate, encourage patients and clients to report sexual harassment to the University and/or law enforcement on a voluntary basis.

The University’s Confidential Resources are:

On-Campus Counseling (confidential resource)

Counseling Services
Office: Billingsly Student Center Suite 347
Reception Desk: 417-625-9559
Fax: 417-659-3726

On-Campus Medical Services

Willcoxon Health Center
Billingsly Student Center
Phone: 417-625-9323
Fax: 417-659-4376

In addition, there are a number of hospitals and support services in the greater Joplin region that can provide counseling and advice to victims of sexual harassment. These entities will not disclose information that is provided to them without the victim’s consent unless a specific law requires them to do so.

These third-party resources include:

Mercy Hospital Joplin
100 Mercy Way, Joplin, Missouri 64804
(417) 556-3729

Freeman Hospital West
1102 W 32nd St, Joplin, Missouri 64804
(417) 347-1111

Freeman Hospital East
932 E 34th St, Joplin, Missouri 64804
(417) 347-1111

Legal Aid of Western Missouri
(417) 782-1650

Joplin Lafayette House: 1-800-416-1772
1809 S Connor Ave
Joplin, MO 64804

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

The University’s Sexual Harassment Policy and Other Discipline Policies

The University’s Sexual Harassment Policy Supplements the University’s Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy and other University policies pertaining to discipline. The provisions of these other policies apply with respect to Sexual Harassment except to the extent they are inconsistent with the Sexual Harassment policy.