MU has a variety a resources for students and faculty of all backgrounds to solve problems and help build communities.
Most of these resources are conveniently located near the center of campus, so they are easily accessible. Many have helpful campus groups and programs, as well as being a resource.
Details: The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, usually shortened to RSVP, is committed to creating a campus culture that does not tolerate violence.
Professional staff members provide crisis intervention and advocacy services for survivors of violence. Student organizations and staff hold several events throughout the year aimed at raising awareness of power-based personal violence.
A student-run organization, Stronger Together Against Relationship and Sexual Violence, is dedicated to raising awareness about issues of sexual and relationship violence. STARS meets weekly in the basement of the Student Center and organizes events such as “Take Back the Night.”
More Info: rsvp.missouri.edu
Details: The Women’s Center in the basement of the Student Center is a space open to everyone, regardless of gender. The center has a large lounge with pillows and blankets, games, music and a TV. It also offers free coffee and tea, menstrual products and safe sex products. Umbrellas are available for checkout.
There is a library of over 2,500 books, magazines and DVDs about social justice issues, especially gender-based discrimination and oppression. The Women’s Center also has a family room, lactation station and a quiet room.
The Women’s Center hosts programs such as “Ain’t I A Black Woman,” “The Vagina Monologues,” Stitch n Bitch and the Women’s Leadership Conference.
More Info: womenscenter.missouri.edu
LGBTQ Resource Center
Details: The LGBTQ Resource Center is a space for anyone under the LGBTQ+ umbrella — those questioning their identity, allies and those just looking to learn more. The center holds events throughout the year and a variety of programs every day during MU Pride Month in April.
Organizations run through the center include Aces & Aros, a group for people on the asexual and aromantic spectrums; Queer Trans People of Color; Oasis, a group for transgender students; and Triangle Coalition.
Details: The Multicultural Center supports to a variety of organizations serving underrepresented populations, such as the Association of Latin@ American Students, Asian American Association and all organizations within the Four Front Council, which voices the concerns of minority students on campus.
The center also holds the Peer Diversity Educators, an organization started in 1997 that aims to promote greater cultural awareness, competency, and understanding on campus and in the local community.