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Student Health Center
The Student Health Center provides medical, behavioral health and wellness care for students. The center is one of three resources on campus that is exempt from mandated reporting, meaning that they are not required to report cases of sexual misconduct to the Title IX office. Each MU student is charged a student health fee through myZou, which covers the cost of most services provided by the Student Health Center. Medical care includes board-certified physicians and nurses that provide treatment for acute illness and injury, ongoing health conditions and routine health maintenance. Behavioral health care includes board-certified psychiatrists, counseling by licensed psychologists and clinical social workers, alcohol and substance abuse intervention, stress management, gender identity care, and BodyU, a confidence-based health program. Wellness care includes sexual and reproductive health, relationship issues and nutrition and fitness. To learn more about the Student Health Center or to make an appointment, call or visit their website.
MU Police Department
MUPD is a police department specific to the University of Missouri campus and is not affiliated with or operated through the Columbia Police Department. There is a minimum of one police officer on duty for the MU campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department puts out Clery releases, which summarize reported crimes through an email sent to MU students in order to help keep them informed and safe. The campus “Blue Lights” are an emergency signal sent to MUPD, which prompts them to respond to the site of the signal immediately. The department also provides the RAD Program, a self defense series, that is free to any woman affiliated with MU. To learn more about MUPD and their programs or to get involved with their self defense program, visit their website.
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center
The RSVP Center serves to prevent rape, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking through education, advocacy and survivor services. The center hosts and supports campus-wide events and campaigns, and also provides crisis intervention and advocacy services for survivors. The RSVP Center is also home to Green Dot, which is Mizzou’s bystander intervention program. The RSVP Center is one of three resources on campus exempt from the mandated reporting rule, meaning that they are not required to report cases of sexual misconduct to the Title IX office. To learn more about the RSVP Center or to get involved in their programs, stop by the center or visit their website. To receive survivor support and resources, stop by the center and talk to an advocate.
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Title IX Office
Title IX is a law that guarantees equal access to education, regardless of sex. Therefore, acts of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking on the basis of sex, intimate partner/relationship violence and sexual exploitation, are reported to and investigated by the MU’s Title IX office. All employees on MU’s campus, including student employees, are required to report any sexual misconduct cases they become aware of to the Title IX office. The office can provide resources and support for students who are survivors of these crimes. The central purpose of the Title IX office is to investigate and adjudicate cases of sexual misconduct to uphold Title IX laws and make our campus a safe place for all students. To learn more about the Title IX office, visit their website. To report a case, call the number listed below and on their website.
The Counseling Center serves to assist students in learning to cope with emotional, social and academic concerns interfering with their success while at MU. The center is one of is one of three resources on campus exempt from the mandated reporting rule, meaning that they are not required to report cases of sexual misconduct to the Title IX office. The Counseling Center provides crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, couples counseling, psycho-educational workshops, outreach presentations, consultation, and psychological and educational testing. To learn more about the Counseling Center, visit their website. To schedule an appointment, call the number listed below and on their website.
The Women’s Center is open to all students on campus; it provides programs and educational opportunities to further understanding and progress of social justice. The center’s programs include Language Partners, Stitch ‘N Bitch, Love Your Body, Ms. Zou, Mr. Zou, Vagina Monologues and Women’s history month. To learn more about the Women’s Center or to get involved in their programs, stop by the center or visit their website.
True North Shelter
True North is a domestic and sexual violence shelter in Columbia. True North’s services include an emergency shelter, domestic/sexual violence education, community outreach, a crisis hotline, court advocacy, hospital advocacy, counseling and support groups. It is also home to a coordinated community response team called the Domestic Violence Enforcement Unit, which comprises the Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. To learn more about True North or to volunteer, visit their website. If you have an emergency, call their hotline number, listed below and on their website.
STRIPES is a free and confidential program that provides safe rides home for MU students and their guests. Students can call STRIPES during their running hours – Thursday through Saturday nights – for a ride home from anywhere within Columbia city limits. There is always one male and one female volunteer in each car, so users can feel safe and comfortable utilizing the service. STRIPES is also not necessarily for students who have been drinking, you can take STRIPES home from anywhere – the library, the grocery store, an uncomfortable date. For more information about STRIPES or to become a volunteer, learn about the organization on their website. To contact STRIPES for a safe ride home, use the number listed below and on the back of your MU student ID.
Wellness Resource Center
The Wellness Resource Center serves as a comprehensive wellness program for all students on campus throughout the year. Their services include consultations on nutrition, fitness, smoking cessation, and off-campus housing. They also provide the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) program, the STAR (Strategies Targeting Alcohol Responsibility) program, Alcohol 101, Marijuana 101, peer educator presentations, and relaxation station. To learn more about Wellness Center services and programs, visit their website or stop by the center.