Safety Initiatives

Safety Tips

Keep yourself safe. Be familiar with these safety tips from the University Police Department.

Sexual Violence

The Campus Sexual Violence Working Group is a standing committee comprised of students working with university leaders to prevent sexual violence on the Mizzou campus, spread awareness of safe and respectful behaviors, and support survivors of sexual violence. This group is facilitated by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Sexual violence affects all people. That’s why we encourage everyone to take reasonable precautions for their own safety. But we recognize that the only way to prevent sexual violence is to put an end to predatory behavior.

21.6% of MU respondents believed that sexual assault and misconduct are very problematic for the university.

65.9% of respondents believe that a report of sexual assault or misconduct will be taken seriously by campus officials.

26.6% of undergraduate women responding to the survey indicated experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact since coming to MU.

29.4% of survey takers who identified as transgender or gender-questioning cited experiencing non-consensual sexual contact since coming to the university.

Among undergraduates, 26.6% of women and 7.5% of men reported nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force or inability to consent since entering the school. Among graduate/professional students, 12.4% of women and 2.3% of men reported they were this type of victim.

Source: Report on the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct,

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center
G216 MU Student Center
Committed to decreasing the prevalence of rape, sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Crisis intervention, ongoing case management and advocacy.

MU Police Department (MUPD)
573-882-7201 901 Virginia Avenue
Internationally accredited law enforcement agency. Striving to help keep our campus safe and enhance community policing.

Office for Institutional Equity
320 Jesse Hall and 145 Heinkel Building
Report bias, discrimination, or misconduct. Learn about your rights and get connected with support resources that can help you.

Counseling Center
119 Parker Hall
Provides counseling services and 24/7 crisis support and consultation.

Student Health Center
1020 Hitt St., fourth floor
Medical care, psychiatry, immunizations and 24/7 nurse line. Call for same-day or next-day appointment.

Care Team
G206 MU Student Center
Provides one-on-one support and consultation, including interventions, advocacy, referrals and follow-up services for students experiencing significant difficulties related to mental health, physical health, personal and family emergencies, financial issues or other areas of concern.

Recent Actions

Because students’ well-being is our top priority, we are taking action to keep our campus a safe environment for learning.

Safety classes

  • Improved registration process for self-defense classes through collaboration between the University Police Department and MizzouRec.

Safe parking

  • Permitted Manor House and Tara Apartments residents to park on campus during severe winter weather.

Content warnings

  • Updated crime notification letters to include a content warning and a victim support statement.

Strategies for alcohol awareness 

  • Partnered with Student Health & Well-Being to offer targeted programming for campus communities, including BASICs, eCheckup to Go and STAR.
  • Continue to offer the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP). Panhellenic Association (PHA) recruitment counselors have already been trained through this program.

Increase hazing awareness across campus 

  • Determine the extent to which hazing is endemic to our campus through assessment.

Healthy boundaries programming  

  • Student Affairs is partnering with Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center staff to engage programming about healthy relationships and consent for campus communities.