COVID-19 Information

See the latest updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of University contact information at semo.edu/covid19.

Accessibility services

In response to COVID-19, our office will be maintaining the option for Teleconsult services (via Zoom, telephone, email, or similar service). We will also be offering limited face to face sessions if agreed upon by both counselor and client. Face coverings are mandatory for these services, as well as temperature checks/screenings upon entry of our office. 

For crisis management, contact Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility at (573) 986-6191 or ucs@semo.edu, or after hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (573) 651-2911. 

Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of Spring Break and Summer, in which our office will close at 4:00 p.m. Please be advised that our office will be closed anytime the University is closed.

The Vision and Mission of Our Office

The Vision of the Office of Accessibility Services is to foster and develop an academic environment that is accessible and equitable to all, regardless of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Through the provision of services and programs both in person and online, the Office of Accessibility Services strives to develop and retain students at Southeast through:

  • Provision of programs that put student success at the center of focus;
  • Assisting members of the campus community to achieve to their highest personal potential;
  • Fostering a sense of personal responsibility and commitment to growth;
  • Development of transferable skills in and out of the academic setting;
  • Consultation for campus and community regarding accessibility;
  • Provision of training opportunities to increase and expand one’s ability to reduce barriers; and
  • Advocacy for at-risk students.

The Mission of Accessibility Services is to provide resources and assistance to students and to assist them in finding academic and personal success.

Accessibility Services is the institutionally recognized program designated to provide both federally mandated services as well as proactive services for students with disabilities, by ensuring equal access. By providing leadership, advocacy, resources, mediation, and guidance to students with disabilities, Accessibility Services assists students with identifying barriers to their success and thus identifying ways to address those barriers.

Contact

Phone: 573.651.5927
Fax: 573.986.6031
ds@semo.edu
Crisp Hall 201-202

Office of Accessibility Services
One University Plaza MS 8220
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701