April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Every April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month strives to be a voice of the victims. The mission is to increase awareness about sexual violence worldwide and educate communities on how to prevent it.
Raise support by wearing teal during the month of April and find out below how MSU supports you.
Effective, August 28, 2021, the University began providing employees (whether full-time or part-time) who themselves have been the victim of domestic or sexual violence, or who have a family or household member who has been the victim of domestic or sexual violence, with unpaid leave in accordance with the requirements of Mo. Rev. Stat. § 285.630. See policy 7.21 for further information.
Crisis support is also offered through our Mercy (EAP), which is free to University employees (both full and part time). To reach the EAP support line, call 800-413-8008 # 2.
Mental Health counseling is a covered service under both our Base and Buy-up Health plans, visit the Mercy provider directory to find a participating provider. Magers Health and wellness center has psychiatrist and Psychologist available for scheduled appointments as well, 417-836-4000.
Campus safety is available for you as well, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with services such as safe walk and blue light telephones. Save Campus Safety’s number in your phone for fast access, 417-836-5509.
Need additional support? Local resources include:
The Victim Center Crisis Response Line
Greene County Family Justice Center
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