Southeast Missouri State University competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Southeast has won a total of 41 OVC regular-season championships and 16 OVC tournament titles during its first 19 years in the league. Southeast has won 7 of the last 15 OVC Women's All-Sports trophies. Southeast sponsors six men's sports and nine women's sports. The men compete in football, basketball, cross country, baseball and indoor and outdoor track & field. The women compete in volleyball, soccer, basketball, cross country, gymnastics, softball, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track & field. This past fall the football team won their first OVC Championship and advanced to the 2010 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs for the first time in program history.
Center (UC) is the family room of the campus.
As a “hub” of campus activity, the UC offers services, programs and
facilities, which meet the various needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni
and friends. Services include the Center
for Student Involvement (
The Dean of
Students serves as a student advocate within the University community and to
the general public. The Statement of
Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct is published and administered by the
Office of the Dean of Students. The Dean
of Students provides leadership for the following areas: University Counseling
and Disability Support Services including Substance Abuse Prevention and
The Office of Educational Access Programs seeks to enhance the quality of the educational experience for minority students through programs, services, advocacy, and referral to appropriate resources. The Office of Educational Access Programs is actively involved in the enrollment development functions of the University with respect to the recruitment and retention of minority students. In addition, the Office of Educational Access Programs offers academic support programs, including the Minority Mentor Program and the Minority Peer Academic Coaching Program as well as a wide range of multicultural activities. The office can be reached by calling (573)986-6135.
Learning Assistance Programs and Disability Support Services promotes student learning and success for all students. Staff members are available for students, faculty, and staff to discus academic concerns, identify barriers, explore possible solutions, and make connections to appropriate resources. Services provided through Learning Assistance Programs include University Tutorial, Supplemental Instruction, College Success Plans/Seminars, Academic Improvement Plans, and the Academic Enhancement Program. Additional resources are provided for students with disabilities registered with Disability Support Services, which is the institutionally recognized program designated to provide federally mandated services for students with disabilities by ensuring equal access to curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Disability Support Services collaborates with students, faculty, staff and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments. Both programs can be reached by calling (573)651-2273. Additional information may be accessed through the website www.semo.edu/lapdss.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a federally-funded grant program designed to encourage, support and assist a targeted population of 26 Southeast students to pursue education through the doctoral level. Applicants must either be first-generation college students who meet federal economic guidelines or historically underrepresented in their fields of study. For more information, visit our website at www.semo.edu/mcnair or call (573)986-6117.
Pre-Collegiate Programs has as its mission to accelerate the
academic achievement of middle and secondary school students so that increasing
numbers will graduate from high school, enroll in and succeed in college. Funding is received from sources such as the
US Department of Education and the Missouri Department of Higher
Education. Partnerships are established
with the Bootheel school districts,
The mission of the Office of Student Conduct is to promote concepts of fairness and due process in judicial settings throughout the University community, while striking a balance between community standards and individual behavior through the educational development of students. The Office of Student Conduct is authorized by the Dean of Students to supervise the judicial system, including the imposition of sanctions upon students found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct. The Code as well as additional information related to the Office of Student Conduct is available at the following link: http://www6.semo.edu/stuconduct/. The office can be reached by calling (573) 651-2264.
Student Development serves as liaison to commuter students and adult learners. The Office of Student Development strives to enhance student retention, learning, and satisfaction as well as reach new populations of adult learners throughout the region. The office can be reached by calling (573)651-2135.
Counseling Services provides confidential and affordable services available to
all enrolled students. It is located on
the first floor of Dearmont (east side). The licensed therapists provide services that
include individual personal counseling, group counseling, couples counseling,
psycho-educational groups such as assertiveness and self esteem training, and
counseling referrals. The office can be
reached at (573)986-6191 or online at www6.semo.edu/ucs. Substance Abuse Prevention
and Education (
The University maintains a staff of professional police
officers, separate from city and state police agencies. University police
officers are commissioned by the Board of Regents under
Parking. The University maintains various streets,
parking lots, and sidewalks under its control and separate from public streets
and thoroughfares in the City of
Shuttle. The Southeast Missouri State University Shuttle Service provides transportation from perimeter parking lots to the interior of campus and from the main campus to the River Campus. All busses are accessible to passengers with disabilities. Passengers may wait for busses in lighted shelters, equipped with a direct ring telephone line to the police communications unit at the Department of Public Safety.
Student Financial Services offers a comprehensive program of financial assistance for students needing supplemental financial support for their educational expenses. To apply for federal, state and institutional need-based aid, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be accessed on-line at www.fafsa.gov or you may request a paper FAFSA by calling 1-800-433-3243 or 1-317-337-5665. In order to be considered for priority packaging, the FAFSA should be received by the processor by March 1. To meet this deadline, submit your FAFSA electronically by mid-February.
Federal Grants. The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federal grant program available through the U.S. Department of Education. The FAFSA information is used to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant. Eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. The Student Aid Report will indicate initial eligibility. Award amounts are prorated for less than full-time enrollment. The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to Pell Grant eligible students with exceptionally high need. Awards and award amounts are determined annually based on the number of applicants who complete the FAFSA by the priority processing deadline and by the EFC.
Scholarships. The University offers an extensive
scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need,
academic achievement, artistic ability, athletic ability, college major,
military commitment, community activities, geographic location or special
interests. The admission application is used to determine academic merit
scholarships for first-time freshmen and transfer students. Endowed scholarships require a separate
application which is available online through the student portal under
Southeast Student Processes-Apply for Endowed Scholarships. Additional information regarding scholarships
and deadlines is available through the Office of Admissions or Student
Financial Services and online at http://www.semo.edu by selecting “Future
Students” or “Current Students” and then “Financing Your Education.” The State of Missouri provides need-based and
merit awards primarily through the Access Missouri Financial Award and Bright
Flight program. To be considered for a
Loans. Loan programs administered by the University
are the Federal Perkins Loan, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Subsidized and
Unsubsidized Loan for students, and the William D Ford Federal Direct
Student Employment. Student employment opportunities are available to students, either as regular student employment (non-need based) or Federal Work Study (need-based requiring a processed FAFSA by March 1). The number of FAFSA applicants meeting the priority processing deadline and the EFC determines who is eligible for Federal Work Study. Students may work up to 20 hours a week and are paid minimum wage or higher. Students must complete a Work Referral Authorization From and related documents available through Student Financial Services before beginning employment. Students interested in student employment can view job openings through the Career Linkages website www.semo.edu/careerlinkages/students/part_time.htm. Career Linkages administers the Job Location and Development program to offer students referral to part-time work opportunities at businesses and organizations in the local community.
Verification. Approximately 30 percent of FAFSA records are selected to be verified. This process requires that the University collect documents (1040 tax forms, W-2 forms, worksheets, etc.) to verify data submitted on the FAFSA. A financial aid record is not considered complete and eligible for aid disbursement until verification has been completed and a revised student aid report is sent electronically to the University from the Department of Education. The last date verification forms or requested documentation will be accepted is the earlier of the last day of the semester or the student’s last documented date of attendance for the semester.
Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress towards a degree in order to maintain continued eligibility for federal and Missouri state aid (in addition to any other state aid requirements). Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes is reviewed after each semester including summer. Students are sent a warning notice after a semester for which they do not meet the satisfactory progress requirements. Students who fail to meet satisfactory progress for two consecutive semesters are suspended from financial aid. Students may appeal, in writing, to have financial aid reinstated. If reinstated, students are considered to be on probation during the term they are receiving aid. Failure to meet requirements for this probationary period will result in financial aid suspension. Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes is measured differently than for academic purposes. A student may be allowed to continue to enroll in courses but without financial aid eligibility. This will require that the student pay out of pocket for educational expenses. The Satisfactory Academic Progress policy is available online at http://www.semo.edu/cs/financiing/sap.htm.
For further information on Student Financial Services, call (573)651-2253, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or log online at http://www.semo.edu and select “Future Students” or “Current Students” and then “Financing Your Education.”
The primary purposes of graduate study are to provide opportunities for advanced study of an academic discipline and study for a profession. Students are introduced to research and scholarship in their field of study and prepared for increasing competence in their profession.
Admission to the
Degrees and majors available at the graduate level are:
Master of Arts: Career Counseling, Communication Disorders, Elementary Education, Elementary Administration, English, Exceptional Child Education, School Counseling, Higher Education Administration, History, Human Environmental Studies, Mental Health Counseling, Public History, Secondary Education, Secondary Administration, TESOL, Teacher Leadership
Master of Business Administration.
Master of Natural Science: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Science Education.
Master of Public Administration: Public Administration.
Master of Science: Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, Industrial Management, Nutrition and Exercise Science.
Master of Science in Nursing.
Specialist in Education: Counseling Education, Educational Administration, Educational Leadership Development.
Doctor of Education: Educational Leadership; Cooperative
degree with the
Graduate certificates are available in the following areas of study:
All requests for information or admission materials should be directed to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
Kent Library is well positioned to support the needs of the 21st century learner. The library’s staff and faculty are proud of the new Information Commons concept, combining state of the art technology with its traditional library resources and services in one centralized, comfortable academic environment. This new total service concept includes over 100 individual computers with network access designed for individual or group work. Student needs in the areas of electronic research, media production, information access, and collaborative and individual study space is met with the assistance of librarians. A comprehensive information literary program, offered through Kent Library, is available to all Southeast faculty and students.
Traditional library resources and services are folded into
the new technologies to form a solid platform for assisting students’
individual needs. The library’s general stack collection, approximately 400,000
volumes, is supplemented through the statewide MOBIUS consortium. The statewide
consortium allows a
Blending current technologies with traditional library services and resources, further combined with personalized assistance from trained staff and faculty, form the basis for this 21st century academic library.
The Office of Admissions serves all undergraduate domestic students interested in attending Southeast. The office distributes University information and applications, provides college preparation outreach and new student recruitment services, and evaluates the applications and transcripts from new students. Southeast’s campus tour and visitor center is also housed in the office. The Office of Admissions is located in Academic Hall, Room 259.
The Registrar is responsible for the maintenance of all
academic records, grades, degree audits, transcripts, commencement, enrollment,
and the coordination of academic advising. The office also coordinates the
updating and publishing of the semester schedules of classes and the
undergraduate bulletin. The office
coordinates veterans’ programs, the Job Training Partnership (JTPA) outreach
services, and the Trade Readjustment Act (
The CENTER FOR CHILD STUDIES and
The CENTER FOR ECONOMIC
The CENTER FOR FAULKNER STUDIES sponsors and supports
educational, research, and public service projects related to Nobel
Prize-winning author William Faulkner, the South, and American and World
literature. The Center, a unit of the
Department of English and the
The CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CIE) at Southeast Missouri State University is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including: innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education, training and mentorship; and business incubation and development services. The CIE supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to advance the region’s economic appeal and strength by accelerating local and regional economic growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and business in southeast Missouri and the surrounding region.
The CENTER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY
GERONTOLOGY INITIATIVES, formerly the Institute of Gerontology, was designed to encourage and coordinate the interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, and service of interested faculty members. Currently faculty members representing several major academic units teach related courses. To facilitate students’ understanding of aging, the University offers a 21-hour interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology with courses offered in the Departments of Biology; Communication Disorders; Health, Human Performance & Physical Education; Human Environmental Studies; and Psychology.
The LINDA M.
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER. As part of the
The Department of Recreation Services is home to all things recreation on the Southeast Campus! Join us at any of our three recreation facilities on campus – the Student Recreation Center – North (SRC- North), Student Recreation Center – South (SRC- South), and the Student Aquatic Center (SAQ).
Located on the north end of campus (just west of the Show-Me-Center @ 750 New Madrid – under the pedestrian bridge), the SRC – North is a 100,000 square foot facility consisting of a large free-weight room (plate loaded and selectorized weights), an extensive array of cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, bikes, steppers, elliptical trainers and more), five racquetball courts, an indoor walking/jogging track (180 meters), five basketball/seven volleyball courts, a group fitness studio, two multi-purpose rooms, a 30-foot indoor climbing wall and locker rooms. It’s also the home to all of our administrative offices.
The SRC – South is located southeast of Houck Stadium (926 Bellevue). In this 22,000 square foot facility, we provide patrons with a large array of cardio equipment that includes treadmills, steppers, bikes, elliptical trainers and selected weight equipment. Additionally, the Student Aquatic Center (located just behind the SRC – North) showcases a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, a leisure pool featuring a bouldering wall, zip-line, rope swing and a 12-person whirlpool spa.
Recreation facilities are open over 180 hours weekly during the academic year. For exact hours in the SRC’s and the SAQ, please visit our website at www.semo.edu/recservices.
All students enrolled in at least one credit hour and paying student fees are eligible to use the facilities. Students and members must present their valid Redhawks ID card to enter any of our facilities. Facilities are also available to rent by individuals or student groups.
Programmatic opportunities also exist in Recreation Services in intramural sports (over 30 sports annually), fitness and wellness (over 20 group fitness classes weekly and personal training opportunities), wellness seminars, health fairs, outdoor equipment rentals (tents, backpacks, stoves, sleeping bags, canoes, and much more), our Southeast Challenge program – which provides leadership training to small or large groups and utilizes our outdoor low ropes course, youth and family programming (including Redhawks Kids Camp, birthday parties and instructional clinics), and a complete aquatic program which includes swim lessons, scuba diving and much more! For more information on all of our facilities and programs, visit www.semo.edu/recservices or call us at (573) 651-2105.
Residence Life offers a wide variety of living options to encourage participation in the rich tradition of living on campus. Residential communities encourage students to broaden their academic pursuits, experience personal growth, develop leadership skills, and make new friends along the way! Residential options include community and suite-style living arrangements, learning communities such as honors, education, science and transfer student. Limited apartments are also available for students with families and non-traditional students.
Information on residential options and residency requirements
may be obtained from the Office of Residence Life, located in Towers Complex,
or by calling
Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning
Center for Writing Excellence
Jane Stephens Honors Program
Southeast Online Programs
UI 100 and First Year Experience
University Studies Advising Center
Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning
The Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning, established in 1985, serves as a campus resource for faculty, graduate students, researchers, and others interested in the teaching/learning process. Located in Kent Library, the Center assists faculty in designing instruction, provides workshops on the enhancement of teaching, and sponsors and conducts scholarship focusing on college teaching and student learning. The Center’s Office of Instructional Technology assists faculty with integrating technology with teaching and learning. The Center offers Technology Serving Learning workshops for faculty, hosts most of the instructional and course web pages on campus, and houses Southeast Online which delivers Southeast’s blended and web-based courses.
The Center for Writing Excellence promotes better writing throughout the University and the community by means of three major projects.
The Writing Lab, located in Kent Library room 412, provides individual assistance to students, faculty, and the community. Tutors will help writers gain confidence, generate and organize ideas, and revise more effectively, in addition to reviewing the basics of spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The Writing Lab will not proofread your work; rather, the tutors will help you to become a better editor of your own writing. You can make an appointment by calling (573)651-2460, but walk-ins are welcome. Tutors will also provide online assistance. Details are available at http://ustudies.semo.edu/writing.
The Writing Assessment Program provides individual and institutional assessment of writing. Through a series of exams, the program offers feedback to students on their writing skills, and in conjunction with the Writing Lab, support for the further development of those skills.
The Writing in the Disciplines program provides collaborative assistance to faculty in assessing the teaching of writing in their classes and development of improved teaching methods. Faculty can work individually with Writing Associates and attend periodic workshops on specific aspects of teaching writing in all academic fields.
Southeast Online Programs provides web-based, blended (a mixture of web-based class sessions and face-to-face or ITV sessions), and webinar (courses delivered using video conferencing software) courses to students locally and at a distance. Instruction, assignments, and class discussions – all facets of a high quality course – are part of the online learning experience. Students can complete a Bachelor of General Studies degree, Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in Organizational Administration. Completion programs in Industrial Technology (Bachelor of Science degree) and Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree) are available for students who already have an associate’s degree. A Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Master of Science in Criminal Justice are also available online. Other programs include an Alternative Certification curriculum for prospective teachers and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Certification. Students can choose from over 150 courses in a wide variety of disciplines. Southeast Online is located on the third floor of Kent Library, room 305H, and online at http://online.semo.edu.
offers numerous examinations including national exams, institutional exams and
individual tests. National exams include
the Subject Based Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Admission
Test (GMAT), the Miller Analogy Exam (
UI 100 and First-Year Experience
The First-Year Experience Program, housed in Kent Library room 316, is responsible for academic and orientation programs that serve new students. These responsibilities include administration of the First-Year Seminar, UI 100, a required three-credit, interdisciplinary, theme-based introduction to the University Studies program. Office personnel provide faculty development support for seminar instructors, collaborate with Admissions, New Student programs, Residence Life, Student Financial Services, Student Development, among numerous other offices to provide students the support needed to make their first year at Southeast a successful experience. Call (573)561-2092 for further details about the program.
The Office of Student Transitions coordinates the University’s efforts to assist students at important transition points in their academic careers at Southeast, from immediately after admission to the University until post-graduation. Personnel in the unit initially provide programming to help students get oriented, get connected, and subsequently get settled through a variety of dynamic orientation programs. Personnel help beginning students connect academic planning and career planning through the first two of four career proficiencies. Transitions professionals counsel students on possible majors that would allow them to maximize their talents, abilities, and interests, and work with academic advisors as students declare, enter, and progress through academic programs. Other professionals connect students with employers in pre-professional practice and also help students further their post-graduation plans, whether for graduate school or to enter the workforce. Contact the office at (573)651-5166 or visit Memorial Hall room 210 for additional information.
Students and other
patrons seeking career assistance can come to the
The Office of New Student Programs helps students make a smooth transition to the University through orientation programs including First STEP (Southeast’s Testing and Enrollment Program), Opening Week Orientation, and Transfer Orientation programs. Office personnel also cooperate with partners in International Student Programs to coordinate testing and enrollment procedures for international students. For additional information, contact the office at (573)651-5166 or stop by the office in Memorial Hall Room 210.
Study Abroad Programs at
Less than one percent of today’s American college students
expand their studies outside their home institutions to the many culturally and
academically rich opportunities available to them outside the
Students enrolled in higher education institutions in
countries outside the
University Dining Services, operated by Chartwells, provides
quality food through the Towers residence hall dining center, retail operations
including the Skylight Terrace and Redhawk Market in the University Center
(featuring Hearthstone, Chick-Fil-A, Acentos Latino and Chef Yan Can Cook), Rowdy’s in the
Towers Complex, Scully Café, The Beanery, Olive’s, River Campus Cafe and a
full-service catering operation. Dining
Services is available for faculty, staff, students, student groups and the
Visitors to the
campus may contact the Information Desk in the