We hope you had a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!
As we move into September, we are also kicking off National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM)! It is the Office of Student Conduct’s goal to contribute to and maintain a healthy and safe campus community here at Missouri State University. Achieving this goal requires work from everyone within the campus community – faculty, staff, students, visitors, and friends.
The Office of Student Conduct strives to maintain and foster a safe and caring community through our educational processes and programming. We encourage all members of the community to understand their rights, privileges, and responsibilities within the community by reviewing university policies, including the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The Code serves as a guide for students to understand expectations while within our campus community. These expectations are to maintain the safety of all students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
Also serving on the frontline for campus safety is the office of University Safety. University Safety provides a wide range of programs and services that are solely purposed to maintain campus safety. You will see campus safety specialists patrolling campus on foot, bike, and vehicle throughout the day and night. Additionally, University Safety oversees the following initiatives:
- 24/7 Dispatch and Camera Monitoring
- Blue Light Telephone Poles
- Missouri State Alert
- Safe Walk
- Safe Exchange Zone
To get more details on any of these programs, or to contact University Safety, visit their webpage.
Missouri State University has a partnership with Springfield Police Department (SPD); there are several uniformed officers who serve full-time on our campus. These officers are specifically trained for Missouri State University and are here to protect and serve the campus community.
Nationally, the Clery Center provides a variety of training and resources at little to no cost for anyone interested in learning more about the importance of campus safety. To learn more about what the Clery Center offers, visit their webpage.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding campus community safety, please contact our office. You can find our contact information, social media handles, and explore various resources on our website.