Student Affairs Programs and Resources

Student Health and Wellness

Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program: www.mobar.org/molap or call 1-800-688-7859

The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of the Missouri Bar, their families, and law students in Missouri. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal concerns with mental health, substance use, stress, and burnout. Services are free of charge.

MOLAP Director Anne Chambers, LCSW will be available for virtual office hours for Mizzou Law students on these dates this fall:

  • 8/27/20 — 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • 9/22/20 — 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • 10/27/20 — 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • 11/17/20 — 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Call 1-800-688-7859 to talk, schedule an appointment, or request a link for face to face sessions through our virtual platform.

Students are not limited to accessing MOLAP services on the dates above, as they are also available 24/7 by phone at 1-800-688-7859.

For more information, visit the MOLAP website at www.mobar.org/molap or call 1-800-688-7859.

MU Counseling Center: 119 Parker Hall (6th St between Elm and Stewart); 573-882-6601

*Confidential Resource*

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am- 5 pm (24/7 crisis service available by phone: 573-882-6601)
  • On-call crisis walk-in services available during regular business hours.
  • The average number of appointments per student is four to six, though this can vary depending on the care needed. Services offered include individual psychotherapy; group therapy; crisis intervention; psycho-educational workshops; outreach presentations; consultation to students, faculty, staff and parents; and psychological and educational testing.
  • Website: https://counseling.missouri.edu/
  • Wait time: depends on the time of year and services needed (e.g. end of the semester they do get pretty backed up, but can still get someone in with extreme case within a week; less extreme case might be able to talk to an on-call clinician, in-person or over the phone)

Student Health Center: 4th-floor University Physicians Medical Bldg., 1101 Hospital Drive; 573-882-7481

*Confidential Resource*

  • Medical assistance for MU students by appointment (including STI testing):
  • Behavioral Health providers available by appointment: 573-882-1483
  • Student health fee allows for 4 free sessions, per semester.
  • Website: https://studenthealth.missouri.edu/
  • Wait time: a few days depending on the provider’s schedule

MU Psychological Services Clinic: Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall

*Confidential Resource*

  • Hours: Monday 9am-7pm; Tuesday – Thursday 9am-8pm; Friday 9am-5pm
  • These are psychologists, not psychiatrists. Providers available by appointment: 573-882-4677
  • Crisis or immediate (i.e. same day) services are not available.
  • Services are not free; info on fees can be found on the website
  • Website: https://psychology.missouri.edu/psychological-services-clinic
  • Wait time: depending on services needed, little as a week (if have insurance); intensive program for bipolar disorder that could take up to 2 months to get into

Missouri Psychiatric Center: 3 Hospital Drive; (573) 882-4141

*Confidential Resource *

  • Short term, intensive inpatient treatment services
  • Outpatient care including psychotherapy, individual, family and group therapy
  • Provide treatment for substance-abuse problems that occur with other psychiatric disorders such as depression or anxiety
  • Emergency room assessment unit to help with crisis stabilization
  • Website: https://www.muhealth.org/locations/missouri-psychiatric-center
  • Wait time: depends on services needed and provider’s schedule

Wellness Resource Center: G202 MU Student Center; (573) 882-4634

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • The Wellness Resource Center provides various services and programs addressing the
  • safe consumption of alcohol, drug-free initiatives and other mental health wellness
  • topics. Examples of programs and services include:
  • Ask, Listen, Refer – suicide prevention
  • CHEERS to the Designated Driver – partnering with local bars across the state to provide free soft drinks to designated drivers
  • STAR (Strategies Targeting Alcohol Responsibility) – individually tailored skills program designed to help students drink more responsibly and reduce the risk of negative consequences when they drink
  • Relaxation Station – students may stop by during business hours for a 15-minute massage in a massage chair
  • Website: https://wellness.missouri.edu/

At-Risk Behaviors Committee: 573-882-6776

  • The At-Risk Behaviors Committee helps keep our campus community safe.
  • Members meet regularly to identify and coordinate the response to and assistance for people at Mizzou who are in extreme distress and/or who are behaving in ways that are concerning to multiple people on campus. If you are aware of someone who might need assistance, contact the vice chancellor for student affairs at the number listed above.
  • Website: https://studentaffairs.missouri.edu/concerned-about-a-student/

Student Accountability and Support Care Coordinator: 573-884-8253

  • Information shared with a case manager does not fall under the same confidentiality levels of health care provider or therapist/psychologist. Every effort is made to ensure privacy, and information only is shared on a need-to-know basis.
  • Works with students to identify areas causing distress, explore concerns about physical or mental health, notify your college when you are unable to attend class, assist you in a return from hospitalization or other medical treatment, communicate with faculty and staff, find appropriate resources on campus or within the community
  • Meets with students and follow-up as long as needed; accepts walk-in appointments
  • Contact person: Nicole Logue
  • Website: https://accountability.missouri.edu/support/

The American Bar Association in collaboration with the ABA Student Division and ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance (CoLAP) has released a newly updated Substance Use and Mental Health Toolkit for Law Students and Those Who Care About Them. This extensive document includes resources for law students, as well as administrators, faculty, pre-law advisors, student bar associations, and employers.


Disability Services and Accommodations 

New to the Disability Center?

If you are an MU student and you have a documented disability, the Disability Center can help you get what you need to have an equal educational opportunity at Mizzou. First you will want to establish an accommodation plan. Freshmen usually establish accommodations during Summer Welcome. You can do this at any time during the semester, however.

To establish accommodations, you will need to complete the following steps:

  • Fill out the new student application. You will be asked to login using your MU username and password. If you need to upload any documentation, you will be able to do so when filling out the application.
  • Schedule an Access Planning Meeting (APM) with an access advisor in the Disability Center by calling the Disability Center at 573-882-4696.

Third-party documentation

You may be asked to submit third-party documentation to apply for an accommodation plan. However, if you already have documentation, we encourage you to upload it with your application or bring it with you for your Access Planning Meeting. If you need to submit documentation and you have already completed the new student application, you can send the files by email or fax.

Returning Student?

If you have already established accommodations with the Disability Center and need to renew them for the upcoming semester, please log in to myAccess. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office at 573-882-4696 or via email disabilitycenter@missouri.edu.


Diversity

Diverse Law Student Organizations

Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA)
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA)
Lambda Legal
Non-Traditional Law Student Association
Women’s Law Association

Campus Diversity Resources

Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
Guide to Religions
Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center
The Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students

Area Bar Associations

Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City (AABAKC)
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
Boone County Bar Association (Columbia)
Cook County Bar Association (Chicago, IL)
Jackson County Bar Association (Kansas City)
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
Missouri Asian-American Bar Association (MABA)
Missouri Bar
Mound City Bar Association (St. Louis)
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

Diversity Resources and Links

ABA
Council on Legal Education and Opportunity
Hispanic National Bar Association
Lambda Legal
Mexican American Bar Association
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
National Bar Association
National Black Law Students Association
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
The National LGBT Bar Association
National Native American Law Students Association
Native American Rights Fund
Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA)


Student Organizations FAQs 

How can I start a new student organization?

  • To start an official student organization, you should follow the process in the MU Student Resource Group.  Once you have completed the process outlined there, you should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs regarding: including a description of your organization in the Law School’s website and obtaining an email account for your organization.

How are student organizations funded?

  • The Student Bar Association is funded by a fee that all law students pay their first year of law school. All other student organizations are self-funded through the collection of membership dues or other fund-raising activities. At times, SBA provides financial support to other organizations.

When can we schedule an event? How is the “free hour” used?

  • Mondays and Wednesdays are reserved for student events. Faculty members can schedule review classes during the free hour on those days only under truly extraordinary circumstances.
    • Events related to Career Services are also scheduled primarily on Mondays and Wednesdays. After the fourth week of the semester, Career Services may schedule events on any day of the week.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for faculty events. Student groups can schedule events on these days reserved for make-up classes only in truly extraordinary circumstances (after approval from the Associate Dean).
    • Student and faculty events (including make-up classes) can be scheduled at the end of the day following completion of all classes for that day.

How do we schedule a room?

  • To reserve a classroom for events sponsored by student organizations, please come to room 203 or room 227. They can help determine a time and place suitable for your event.

How do I get access to an organization office or classroom?

If you need to get into a student organization office or a classroom, the following offices will be happy to unlock the door for you:

  • 103 (Admissions and/or Career Development)
  • 203 (Law Administration)
  • 226 (Law Library Administration)

If you wish to gain access to the large storage room, please stop by the Law Library Administration office (room 226) where an individual key is available for the large storage room located on the outer desk. Bring the key back and place it on the desk (where you picked it up) once you are done using the key.

If you need access to a study room, please come see Hilary Frymire or Julianne Odin at the Circulation Desk.

You are only able to pick up the key during regular business hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

How can we be assigned bulletin board space?

If your organization is interested in using one of the bulletin board spaces available in the building, please contact Hilary Frymire, 882-9679.

Where can student organizations post signs?

  • Posters, signs, announcements or notices of any kind are prohibited on the brickwork, pillars, walls, classroom and restroom doors in the building.
  • Students and groups may place notices on the student bulletin boards or student office areas.
  • Temporary, small (8 ½” x 11”), important notices may be placed on the middle entrance doors – but no sooner than two days in advance of an event. All permitted signs must be removed immediately after the event.
  • Do not use duct tape, masking tape or packing tape to post these notices.
  • Removable tape is the only type of approved tape. Room 103 and 203 have removable tape available for posting.
  • If you wish to have your event posted on the digital sign outside room 103, please see Karen Neylon, 235A Hulston, neylonk@missouri.edu, 882-2020.

Who can I contact to handle building issues?

Hilary Frymire, 882-9679, is the building coordinator, and in that capacity is available to address any issues regarding building maintenance.