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.

Student Safety

 

Excellence in education and research are of primary importance at Southeast Missouri State University and students are integral in the creation and maintenance of a safe environment during their educational experience at the University.  They are responsible for ensuring safety in the classroom and housing facilities.  These responsibilities include:

  • Being familiar with University emergency procedures;
  • Responding appropriately in the event of an emergency;
  • Being familiar with Environmental Health and Safety policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining a safe classroom and housing environment;
  • Knowing the hazards of materials and/or equipment being used;
  • Reporting any unsafe conditions to a faculty member or resident assistant/hall director and/or the Office of Environmental Health and Safety;
  • Participating in all required safety trainings. 

Laboratory Safety

The University has the responsibility of ensuring that students are well informed on the physical and chemical hazards of laboratory work.  Prior to initiating any laboratory work, students are advised of health hazards and appropriate safety measures by the University's faculty and staff.  Students are also encouraged to read and follow the safety guidance contained in the Chemical Hygiene Plan

Laboratory Assistants and students completing research are required to attend General Laboratory Safety Training provided by EHS and Specific Laboratory Safety Training for the individual lab is provided by the responsible faculty member. 

Skateboarding and Sledding

These activities can result in serious injury. The University discourages these activities on campus property, and takes no responsibility for any accidents resulting in injuries or property damage.

Parkour and Free-Running

These activities can result in serious injury. The University discourages these activities on campus property, and takes no responsibility for any accidents resulting in injuries or property damage.

Campus Crime

The Department of Public Safety website has information on Campus Crime Statistics, Prevention Programs, and On-Campus Safety.

Contact

573.651.2581
agentry@semo.edu
FMSC 201

Environmental Health and Safety
One University Plaza, MS 7700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701