Resources for Faculty & Staff
As faculty and staff, you come into contact with many students on a daily basis. You are on the "front lines" and thus are in an excellent position to observe students, identify those who may be in emotional distress, and offer assistance. Access the following information to help a student who is in distress (http://www.semo.edu/ucs/help_distressed.htm).
Members of the campus Students of Concern Team are available to provide presentations for a variety of topics that may be of interest to your department or serve as valuable professional development for staff members. Please contact the Dean of Students Office at (573) 986-6888 or stop into UC 422 for more information.
Here is a sampling of presentation topics that are available at no cost:
Southeast Missouri State University offers a range of services designed to promote student development and success. Despite the availability of these services, many students who are at risk or in crisis are unaware of the support available to them on campus or may be reluctant to access it. The Dean of Students Office provides the following list of resources that can assist you in determining the most appropriate method to assist a student of concern.
Through a partnership with Southeast Health; Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners provide health treatment including physical exams, laboratory services, immunizations and allergy shots, medical procedures, prescription services, special equipment needs (ice packs/crutches); well-women exams and assessment and treatment of illness/injuries for Southeast Missouri State University students, faculty, and staff from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, when the University is in session.
The counseling staff, licensed counselors and social workers, is experienced in responding to a variety of personal and social issues as well as crisis intervention. Referrals are made to appropriate psychiatric services or other specialists as needed. By providing leadership, advocacy, resources, mediation, and guidance to students with disabilities, Disability Services assists students with identifying barriers to their success and thusly identifying ways to address those barriers.
The Dean of Students Office helps students with a variety of concerns related to their student status and issues on campus. This office can provide you with information about applying for medical withdrawal, filing a campus complaint, reporting an instance of harassment or sexual assault or navigating other concerns you may have related to our campus environment.
The Residence Life Office has many staff members who can assist you in resolving issues related to your campus housing. Additionally, each residence hall has live-in para-professional (Resident Assistants) and professional staff members (Hall Directors) who are available to discuss concerns about residence hall living environments, conflict with roommates or suitemates, ways to get involved on campus, and a variety of other personal issues.
The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) works with the Dean of Students to administer the Statement of Student Rights and Code of Student Conduct, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of the student body at Southeast. Along with adjudicating student cases, the OSC provides information related to student conduct and campus civility to students, student groups, athletic teams and faculty/staff through various outreach efforts. Also, the OSC offers students the opportunity to mediate certain student conflicts and incidents rather than adjudicating the case through the judicial process.
Located at 1401 N. Sprigg St. on the campus of Southeast Missouri State, the University Police Department is open 24 hours a day, providing police services seven days a week. The Department operates a 24-hour Communication Unit, which dispatches police officers to locations on campus to answer calls for service and to personally meet with victims to make reports of crime. The University Police Department employees 16 full-time commissioned Police Officers who are armed and empowered to make arrests by both state and city Police Commissions. Dial 911 if you feel your safety is threatened or to report an emergency that needs immediate response. The phone number listed above is for other non-emergency concerns.
The VICTORY Program promotes awareness of the realities of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The program also provides education and training for students, faculty and staff concerning these topics. Additionally, the program serves as a resource for victims and as a liaison between university departments and local resource groups.
Beacon Health Center provides individual counseling for rape survivors of all ages, and non-offending parents, caregivers, family members and significant others of those who have been raped or sexually abused. Crisis intervention counseling is offered to individuals who have recently experienced rape or sexual abuse, or are currently in crisis from past abuse. Victim advocacy assistance provides sexual violence clients with a Victims’ Advocate to help them understand their rights, as related to the criminal justice system, and case management services to victims and their families to assist with other needs such as work or school related issues.
Cape Girardeau Public Health can assist with issues related to asthma management, communicable diseases, immunizations, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis screenings.
This 24-hour crisis line is free and available to anyone who is in emotional distress or experiencing a suicidal crisis. Your call will be routed to the nearest mental health crisis center to your location. You may contact this number for individual assistance or for a loved one.
The Cape Girardeau Police Department provides law enforcement and safety services for local community members. Any off-campus location is part of the Cape Girardeau Police Department’s jurisdiction.