Student Consumer Information

Various state and federal laws, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act, require Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide information and notice to students on a variety of topics. In addition, Missouri S&T occasionally develops statements or policies on important matters and distributes them to all students. Below is a listing of official notifications that are currently provided to students.

It is a student's responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and University levels, including those described in the University's Student Academic Regulations, Student Handbook, Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs, Residential Housing Terms and Conditions and the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri.

 

Academic Programs and Accreditations

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Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

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Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics (Jeanne Cleary Act), Fire Safety and Crime Log (Students' Right to Know)

Information regarding public safety at Missouri S&T is provided in the Annual Security Report.  The Security Report includes crime statistics for the previous three years concerning certain crimes reported to have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Missouri S&T; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The Security Report also includes information about police and public safety resources, reporting crimes, coordination between law enforcement agencies, fire and medical emergencies, crime prevention, victim support services, the law and Missouri S&T policies, campus facilities, residence hall security, timely warning policy statement, the Missouri S&T Policy on Sexual Harassment, and the Missouri S&T Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.

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Classroom Egress Maps

To view classroom egress map information, follow this link - http://designconstruction.mst.edu/floorplan/.

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Compulsory Eye Protection

The University is required by Missouri Senate Bill MO. R.S., Sections 170.005, 170.007, and 170.009 to assure that every student, faculty/staff member, and visitors are provided with suitable eye protection in areas where subjected to hazardous conditions.
Department heads, supervisors, faculty members, and any other persons in charge of an area are responsible to see that adequate signs are posted and adequate protection is worn. 

This program is administered by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. It is EHS's responsibility to make available to departments the proper forms and information for obtaining eye protective equipment.

Safety & Risk Management Program

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Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

The following link provides information about Missouri S&T policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement and unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary action taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using Missouri S&T information technology systems. The information also includes a notice that informs students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities. A summary of the penalties for violation of federal copyright laws is also provided.

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Cost of Attendance

Click here for information concerning the cost of attending Missouri S&T. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

You can also see the Missouri S&T Fee Schedule for tuition and fee information per credit hour.

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Educational Records Access

In accordance with Public Law 93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Missouri S&T is required to inform currently enrolled students of their right to access certain education records. Education records maintained by Missouri S&T, and available to students, are financial aid records, students’ cumulative advisement file, student health records, disciplinary records and the cumulative scholastic record.

To request access, contact the following offices:

Student Financial Assistance
Bridgette Betz, Interim Director
Student Financial Assistance, G-1 Parker Hall

Student Health Records
Dr. Dennis Goodman, Director
Student Health Services, 1200 N. Pine Street

Disciplinary Records
Barbara Prewett, Manager of Judicial Affairs
106 Norwood Hall

All other Educational Records
Deanne Jackson, Registrar
Registrar’s Office, 103 Parker Hall

Any student may review, upon written request, his or her records and, if erroneous information is included therein, may request the expunging of such information. Written requests must be made to the officials named above for access to records desired. (Students desiring reproduction of education records will be charged a per copy rate based on current actual reproduction costs.)

A Missouri S&T student wishing to challenge the content of any record may request an opportunity for a hearing to insure that the records are not inaccurate. Missouri S&T officials charged with custody of education records will attempt to settle informally any disputes by meetings and discussions with the student.

If a formal hearing is necessary, the student or the Missouri S&T official charged with the custody of the education records may request such a hearing by submitting a request in writing to the chancellor, who will appoint a hearing officer or a hearing committee. The hearing shall be conducted and decision rendered by an appointed official or officials who shall not have a direct interest in the outcome. 

Either party may appeal the decision of the hearing to the chancellor. Appeal from the chancellor’s decision is to the president. Appeal from the president is to the Board of Curators.

Missouri S&T designates as “Directory Information-Public Information” the following categories of information: student name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, student level, full- and part-time status, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. 

A student wishing to restrict the release of “Directory Information” pertaining to him or her is to advise the Registrar in writing not later than the second week of classes. Any student wishing to obtain a copy of the complete guidelines governing the protection of the privacy of student records under the Public Law may do so by going to the Registrar’s Office in 103 Parker Hall.

Your name, local address and telephone numbers will be included in electronic or printed student directories unless restricted by you. Visit the Registrar’s website at http://registrar.mst.edu/ferpa/ for the form to restrict your directory information.

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Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. 

Substance Abuse Prevention Program

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Financial Aid

The Student Financial Assistance website includes information about the following:

  • need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students
  • eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid
  • criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award
  • methods and frequency of disbursements of aid
  • financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package
  • rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans
  • the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs
  • how financial aid is handled when students withdraw
  • whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid

Federal notices concerning the terms and conditions of federal student loans, entrance and exit counseling information, drug violation penalties, and the code of conduct for financial aid professionals and advisory disclosure are available at http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/programs/ch240/240.035_relationships_with_student_loan_lending_institutions.

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Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Graduation data of the university’s degree-seeking, full-time undergraduate students are available on the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website.

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Graduation Career Plans

These reports provide graduation outcomes of Missouri S&T degree recipients. The report is prepared using information obtained annually from students who received a degree, offering an overview of student plans at the time of graduation.

Career Opportunities Center Statistics [PDF]

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Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on men’s and women’s athletic programs at Missouri S&T is available here.  The report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid. A paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the Missouri S&T Athletics Office at 573-341-4175.

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Maintaining a Positive Work and Learning Environment

The University of Missouri is committed to providing a positive work and learning environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their status. Intimidation and harassment have no place in a university community. To honor the dignity and inherent worth of every individual — student, employee or applicant for employment or admission — is a goal to which every member of the University community should aspire and to which officials of the University should direct attention and resources.

With respect to students, it is the University’s special responsibility to provide a positive climate in which students can learn. Chancellors are expected to provide educational programs and otherwise direct resources to creative and serious measures designed to improve interpersonal relationships to help develop healthy attitudes toward different kinds of people and to foster a climate in which students are treated as individuals rather than as members of a particular category of people. View Missouri S&T’s policy on Sexual or Racial Harassment at http://chancellor.mst.edu/documents/I29.pdf.

With respect to employees, the strength we have as a university is directly related to maintaining a positive work environment throughout the institution. The University should provide a positive recruiting and work environment focused on the duties and skills of work to be performed. It is the expectation of the University that all employees and potential employees will be treated on the basis of their contribution without regard to personal characteristics not related to competence, demonstrated ability, performance or the advancement of the legitimate interest of the University. The General Officers are expected to provide training programs for supervisors to assist in achieving this objective.

With respect to violations of the policy, faculty, staff and students may use their respective grievance procedures approved by the Board of Curators. The approved grievance procedures are as follows: Grievance procedure in Section 370.010 for faculty, grievance procedure in Section 380.010 for staff, and grievance procedure in Section 390.010 for students, and each such procedure shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

For more information, visit http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/personnel/ch330/330.080_maintaining_a_positive_work_and_learning_environment.

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Missing Student Notification Procedures

Notification procedures to be followed when a student residing in on-campus housing has been reported missing for more than 24 hours can be found here.

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Privacy of Student Records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right to review their education records, to request amendment of their records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information regarding student rights under FERPA is available from the Office of the Registrar. This information includes Missouri S&T procedures for reviewing and requesting amendment of education records, notice of the types of information Missouri S&T has designated as directory information, and students’ right to opt-out of directory information.

If you have any questions about your rights under FERPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 573-341-4181 or registrar@mst.edu.

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Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

  • If a student withdraws or drops a course, Missouri S&T will adhere to its refund policy as published in the General Information section of the Graduate and Undergraduate catalogs.
    • Requirements for Withdrawal can be found in the Student Academic Regulations, Section VI.
    • Students can verify specific deadlines for withdrawals and fee refunds each semester on the Academic Calendar.
    • Exceptions to the published educational fees refund policy may be requested via .
  • Additional tuition and fee refund information is available on the Cashiers website.
  • Specific refund policies including requirements for return of Title IV Federal Aid, HEA grant or state aid are available on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

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Services for Students with Disabilities

The Disability Support Services office provides disability-related information and referrals; documents disability and conducts needs assessments; facilitates reasonable accommodations; and provides disability-related technical assistance, auxiliary aids/services, and advocacy and training. Visit the office website for additional information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.

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Speech- or Hearing-Impaired Access

Individuals using a telecommunication device (TTY) for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the University at 573-341-6645 or 573 341-7075.

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Statement of Human Rights

The Board of Curators and Missouri S&T are committed to the policy of equal opportunity, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and status as a Vietnam era veteran. The Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Office, 113 Centennial Hall, 300 W. 12th St., is responsible for all relevant programs. Call (573) 341-6314 for information.

The UM System Equal Employment Opportunity Program policy can be found in the Collected Rules and Regulations.

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Student Body Diversity

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided through the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment’s Fact Book.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available at http://ira.mst.edu/decisionsupportreports/reports/ipeds/

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Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Detailed lists of required course materials are available from the Missouri S&T Bookstore.

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Vaccination Policies

In order to adequately protect its students at risk for communicable disease, Missouri S&T requires a variety of immunizations for students identified as high-risk (i.e., residence hall students and international students). These students will be notified by the appropriate campus office of specific immunization requirements pertaining to them. Exemptions from immunizations are permitted for health and religious reasons. Students who exempt themselves from immunization for either reason must sign a University of Missouri exemption form (parents must sign for students under 18). For medical exemptions, the form must be completed by a physician. The form should be presented in lieu of actual immunization records to the office making the request. These records will be kept in the appropriate office with actual immunization records. For their own protection, students who have an exemption may be required to leave campus in case of an outbreak. Missouri S&T strongly encourages all of its students to review and update their immunization records, particularly as they relate to measles. The American College Health Association recommends that all college students born after 1956 should have two doses of the measles vaccine. All Missouri S&T students are encouraged to file health care provider-signed documentation of immunization with the Registrar’s Office. In the event of a measles outbreak, students who don’t have documentation on file may be asked to leave campus.

Missouri S&T recommends that all incoming students follow the recommendations of American College Health Association.

Education majors may be required additional immunizations per individual schools.

If you choose to live on campus, you must submit record of a meningitis and MMR vaccinations.

Missouri S&T Student Health offers all of these immunizations, see a complete list of their Primary Health Care Services.

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Voter Registration 

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections may be accessed at http://stuaff.mst.edu/resources/voting/

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