COVID-19 Information

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Southeast Missouri State University is monitoring the growing public health issue surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). To help protect the University community and prevent the spread of this virus to our campus, we are providing the information and updates at

University Police During COVID-19

The University Police Department will remain open 24/7.
For emergencies call (573) 651-2911.
For routine business, call (573) 651-2215. 


  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people whether you are inside or outside.
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings on and off campus.
  • Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be practiced or during prolonged close contact with others. The cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • If you are waiting in line at an office or dining hall, keep a 6-foot distance from the person in front of you. 

Follow University updates about COVID-19 at the University's COVID-19 information page.

The Department of Public Safety has University Police Officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working foot patrol and vehicle patrol throughout campus. The Department is responsible for Building and Ground Security, Dispatch/Radio Communication, Crime Prevention, Emergency Medical Response/First Aid Services and Uniformed Security. A University Police Officer responds to all reported crimes and investigates in a timely manner. Alleged violations of local, state, and federal law are referred for prosecution. Possible violations of the University Code of Conduct are forwarded to the Office of Judicial Affairs.

Crime Prevention Programs

Presentations are available on the topics of sexual assault, burglary, drug awareness, and several other topics.

Active Shooter/Violent Intruder

active shooter workshop

University Police at Southeast Missouri State University provides free armed intruder training for faculty, staff and students.

Armed intruder training imparts the knowledge necessary to improve the chances of survival in a critical event in workplaces and schools, and empowers individuals with tools to help themselves and others. A well-trained community is better prepared to mitigate and respond in a violent incident.

Training is available through two courses. Level 1 training delivers the program through instructor presentation and group discussion of practical scenarios. The Level 1 course takes approximately one hour and is ideal when time is limited or to obtain a basic understanding of the preparedness method. The two-hour level 2 session includes the first hour presentation and a second hour of interactive scenarios. Participation in the scenarios is encouraged, but is not required.

Information regarding registered sex offenders in the State of Missouri under section 121 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (42 U.S.C 16921) may be obtained by visiting the State of Missouri Sex Offender Database List. The revised Statutes of Missouri, Sections 589.400 to 589.425 and 43.650, RSMo., mandates that the Missouri State Highway Patrol shall maintain a sex offender database and a website on the Internet that is accessible to the public. The information on the website refers only to persons who have been convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual.

The University has established a Lighted Corridor running from the southernmost section of campus to the Show Me Center. There are approximately thirty (30) Emergency Call Boxes along the lighted corridor and other locations around campus. Anyone with a genuine emergency may utilize the call boxes by pressing the red "HELP" button on the call box. The call is automatically sent to the University Police Dispatcher via the 911 emergency phone system. A uniformed police officer will be dispatched to the activated phone. The caller can also communicate the nature of the emergency to the dispatcher while the responding police unit is en route.



(573) 651-2215

Street Address
1401 N. Sprigg
Cape Girardeau, MO

Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7275
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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