The Southeast Missouri State University campus provides several open computer labs for student use. These labs are located in Crisp Hall, Dempster Hall, Kent Library, Towers Complex, Magill Hall and on the River Campus. In each open computer lab, the student has access to:
The Vending Services Office provides you with the following services:
The official ID card of Southeast Missouri State University serves as a debit card, library card, facilities access card, campus identification card and the campus dining card. For more information on obtaining your University ID, visit https://www.semo.edu/cs/services/idcard.htm.
Telecommunications Services at Southeast provides you with telephone services, cable TV and Internet access on campus. Some of the special benefits they offer include:
The Office of Career Services at Southeast Missouri State University offers a variety of student services to help assist you in your career development throughout your experience at Southeast. We can help you develop the skills you need to successfully navigate your unique career path, from choosing a major to finding your first job.
Located in Academic Hall, Career Services offers Southeast students assistance in the following areas:
Feel free to visit our website for additional information and career development resources: https://www.semo.edu/careers/
Southeast Missouri State University and Learning Assistance Programs and Disability Support Services remain committed to making every possible educational accommodation for students with disabilities. Many services and accommodations which aid a student’s educational experience are available for students with various types of disabilities.
To receive these services, you must register as a student with a disability. For the guidelines on how to register as a student with a disability, visit this link.
As a minority student at Southeast, you are given opportunities for personal growth
and maturity, enhanced student learning and leadership in promotion of multiculturalism
and diversity. You can take advantage of these opportunities by utilizing the services
provided by the Office of Minority Student Programs at Southeast. Some of the services
they provide include:
• student organizations
• Minority Mentor Program
• Peer Mentor Program
Minority student organizations provide you with opportunities for leadership and personal development. Some of the organizations include the Association of Black Collegians, Black Student Fellowship Mass Gospel Choir and the Marva Collins Education Club.
The Minority Mentor Program recruits students who have scored in the ACT range in which the University does not currently have responsive scholarship programs and gives you a foundation for college success.
The Peer Mentor Program helps first year students make the transition to campus community and college life. You are paired with an upper-class “mentor” who acquaints you with resources and services available on campus, assists you with understanding the structure and systems of the University and invites you to attend cultural, developmental and educational events.
INROADS is a program placing talented minority students in business and industry to prepare you for corporate and community leadership roles. It promotes your leadership skills through experiential learning on on-campus and community activities.
For more information on the Office of Minority Student Programs, visit https://www.semo.edu/eap/.
Southeast offers a variety of services for you as a non-traditional or commuter student. Some of the services include:
A non-traditional student is defined as an individual over the age of 25 who may be married, have children, be a veteran or have a GED. Commuter students are students who do not live in the residence halls on Southeast’s campus.
Southeast Missouri State University is concerned about your health and well-being. We have two centers located on campus that offer a variety of health awareness and educational opportunities for our students. These centers are:
Southeast Missouri Hospital provides on campus health services. The Campus Health Clinic offers basic health care services such as physical examinations and lab tests. Appointments can be made in advance to see a nurse practitioner. The clinic is located in Crisp Hall and open Monday through Friday with walk-in clinic hours from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Counseling services are provided at no cost to enrolled students. The counseling staff are licensed, professional counselors who are experienced in responding to a variety of personal and social issues as well as crisis intervention. University Counseling Services is located in Dearmont Hall and open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The Fitness and Wellness staff at Southeast provides structured and self-directed activities for fun, fitness, nutrition, stress management, socialization and encompassing the whole you. Take advantage of the many services listed below:
Located conveniently at the Student Recreation Center, we look forward to meeting your health and wellness needs.
As a Southeast international student, you have the opportunity to take advantage of the following services:
The Expanding Horizons Program is an international speakers bureau connecting requests for international speakers with students who are willing to share information about their countries, cultures and lives. Being a participant in the Expanding Horizons Program allows you to improve your English, make new friends and learn about American life and customs.
Southeast requires that you attend an orientation program designed for international students new to Southeast Missouri State University. International student orientation helps you to become more acquainted with Southeast’s campus and the City of Cape Girardeau; provides you with information on academic expectations, academic advising and billing information; and allows you to meet other international students.
If you are applying to be a student or scholar from outside the United States, and you are not a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S., you will be required to obtain the appropriate visa.
Work is not expected of you while you are attending Southeast, but if you do need to supplement your income; working on-campus is permitted to both citizens and non-citizens on student visas. This can be done without special permission from the U.S. Immigrations and Naturalization Service (INS). A non-citizen who would like to work off-campus must receive permission or authorization from INS.
Each year, the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV) makes available permanent residence visas to persons meeting the eligibility requirements. Applicants for Diversity Visas are initially chosen through a random computer-generated lottery drawing. Visas are distributed among six geographic regions with a greater number of visas going to regions with lower rates of immigration, and no visas going to countries sending more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years.
The campus of SoutheastMissouriStateUniversity has long been noted for its rolling terraces and quiet beauty set in the atmosphere of a small city and for its safe and secure environment. In fact, if you look at the annual report which outlines University crime statistics, you’ll find that Southeast is one of the safest college campuses in the United States.
The administration has developed and has been practicing an emergency preparedness plan since the 1990s. We have emergency plans and guidelines in place to cope with most campus emergencies, including events such as terrorism events, fires, natural disasters such as severe weather and earthquakes, and medical emergencies such as an outbreak of infectious disease. The campus has held building evacuation drills and has established an emergency operations center (EOC) with all necessary equipment, including satellite telephones in the event land lines and cell phones are not working. The EOC has gone through "tabletop exercises" using a variety of mock scenarios testing our processes. We review our plan and regularly hold debriefing sessions to improve our readiness to handle events that could happen. The full plan is located on the Web site at https://www.semo.edu/pdf/dps-emergency-plan.pdf
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is fully staffed by licensed, professional police officers and is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. DPS operates three shifts working both foot patrols and vehicle patrols throughout campus. All University police officers are armed and empowered to make arrests by both state and city police commissions. The State Police Commission provides University police officers with jurisdiction on any real property owned or operated by the University. The City Police Commission extends the police authority beyond campus to the city limits of Cape Girardeau.
Although students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus who use good judgment rarely experience a safety issue on campus, Southeast does provide several programs to ensure safety.
In our residence halls, we have implemented several security measures to ensure that students living on campus have a secure environment.
The University places a high priority on communicating emergency information to the students, faculty and staff. Southeast currently relies on a multitude of layered communication tools to relay emergency information, including:
Emergency information also will be provided to regional media outlets including:
The campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau is seldom closed due to inclement weather. With numerous students residing in residence halls, on campus and in apartments and rental units close to campus, there is always a large contingent of students who can access the classrooms and buildings. However, there have been times when hazardous ice conditions or heavy snow have necessitated the delay or canceling of classes. In addition, the University has regional campus sites at Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, Kennett, Malden and Perryville. Since all students attending those regional campuses are commuter students and weather conditions in those areas can vary widely from the conditions on the Cape Girardeau campus, the regional campus classes may be delayed or canceled even though the main campus is in session. However, when the main Cape Girardeau campus closes, the regional campuses will be closed as well.
Students, faculty and staff are always advised to stay up-to-date on the weather and road conditions. If a student or employee feels he/she should not drive due to hazardous road conditions, he/she should contact their instructor(s) or their supervisor(s) as soon as possible to convey that information. Contact information for the instructor should have been distributed to students in the class syllabus at the beginning of the semester. In addition, contact numbers for instructors and for supervisors are located on the University’s Web site under the “People Search” icon.
School closings or delays will be communicated via the various methods as outlined in the section entitled Emergency Communication.
The Southeast Bookstore is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University to offer you a variety of products and services.
Some of the products they sell include:
Some of the services they offer include:
Southeast Bookstore offers several graduation products for Southeast seniors. The products include graduation announcements, college rings, and diploma frames.
The bookstore offers a large selection of Southeast apparel including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, and backpacks. They also offer a variety of brands including Jansport, Champion, Nike, and League.
Southeast Bookstore offers a variety of gift items including Vera Bradley, Lily Pulitzer, gift cards and lots of Redhawks gifts.
New and used textbooks, ebboks and the Follett Rent a Text Program for University courses are offered in the Southeast Bookstore. The bookstore also sells general books including best sellers, children's books, reference books, local authors, University Press books, and special order requests.
In addition, the bookstore sells snack food items and student supplies such as notebooks, writing utensils, laptops and tablets, computer software, electronics, and dorm supplies.
A U.S. Bank branch is located inside the Southeast Bookstore for your convenient and professional banking services. For more information on banking hours, call U.S. Bank at (573) 332-1082.
As a student enrolled at Southeast, you may charge up to a maximum of $500 per semester with a minimum charge of $10. To use the Bookstore’s student charge service, you must have a student ID and must be enrolled in the current semester.
The bookstore is located on the first floor of the University Center on the corner of Normal and Henderson Street. The first Friday of each month is “Spirit Friday,” where you will save 25 percent on all clothing in the Southeast Bookstore. For more information on the Southeast Bookstore, visit http://www.semoshop.com.
The University offers students, faculty and staff general banking services and branch banking services through U.S. Bank, located on the first floor of the University Center in the Southeast Bookstore. In addition, an ATM is located at the University Center and a Cash Dispensing Machine is available at Towers Complex.
To find out more you can visit U.S. Bank's Web site. To reach the branch office directly, call (573) 332-1082.
Veterans Affairs offers information for veterans and/or dependents about benefits, reviews military records to determine academic credit and certifies benefits. Veterans Affairs is located in the Registrar's Office, Academic Hall room 129. For additional information, call (573) 651-2250.