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Academic Resources

Assessment Center

The MU Assessment and Consultation Clinic provides comprehensive, integrative psychological services to meet the educational, developmental and psychosocial needs of children, adults, families, schools and communities.

For more information visit the Assessment Center

Disability Services

The University of Missouri Office Of Disability Services provides services and accommodations that help students to participate fully in the learning experience and be evaluated on the bases of their abilities.

For more information visit Disability Services

Graduate Professional Council

The Graduate Professional Council is the official student government for all graduate, professional, and post-baccalaureate students. GPC is the voice of Graduate / professional students to many of the important decision making bodies of the University of Missouri, including the Board of Curators and numerous faculty committees. Another function is the development of events such as the Research and Creative Activities Forum to showcase the Innovations and talents of the graduate and professional students at the university. GPC also brings you captivating social events to give you the opportunity to meet your fellow graduate professional students.

For more information visit GPC

Graduate School

The MU Graduate School is your resource for higher graduate education. As an MU student with a family, the MU Graduate School can provide you with the vital information for family insurance, assistantships, resources and support to make your graduate school experience a success!

For more information visit MU Graduate School.

Caregiver Resources

Adult Day Connection

The Adult Day Connection (ADC) is a state-licensed adult day health care program that provides a supportive environment for adults who have experienced physical and/or cognitive changes. MU Adult Day Connection (formerly "Eldercare") participants are adults who benefit from therapeutic activities, exercise, nursing care and supervision. While participants enjoy socializing at an Adult Day Connection center, family caregivers are free to work, shop or enjoy some free time. Offering this respite service can delay entry into a long-term care placement and allow family members and caregivers to work, complete needed tasks or rest. Participants attend one to five days a week and the daily fee includes a hot noon meal. Financial assistance is available for those individuals or families who qualify.

For more information, visit Adult Day Connection.

Child Development Lab

Child Development Lab

The University of Missouri Child Development Laboratory (CDL) is an educational setting for community children and a teaching and research laboratory for University students, faculty and staff. The CDL operates a full-day, full-year teacher-training lab school affiliated with the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) within the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES).

For more information, vist the Child Development Lab website.

Infant/ Toddler Lab

Conduct research to understand what infants know about the world around them.

For more information, vist the Infant/Toddler Lab website.


Feel like an odd ball on campus? Feel like no one understands the challenges and demands you face as a student with children. MizFITs (Mizzou Families Involved Together) is a MU student organization for students with children. Meet other student parents, join in activities and organization events that are family-friendly.

Stay in the know on MizFITS Facebook page or email us at

Parent Link

ParentLink supports Missouri's families and communities by linking parents and professionals to information and resources. ParentLink provides quality parenting information, materials, and other resources to strengthen and support Missouri's families.

For more information, vist Parent Link.

Student Parent Center

The Student Parent Center is a state-licensed, full-service child care facility available to student parents who attend the University of Missouri. We offer flexible, full-day care to children who are six weeks through five years old and provide many campus and community resource referrals that support parenting students.

For more information, vist the Student Parent Center.

Financial Information

Office of Financial Success

The Office of Financial Success (OFS) is dedicated to improving the financial lives of individuals. The Office of Financial Success provides one-on-one counseling sessions, group workshops and seminars for those seeking assistance with their financial wellness. OFS provides a variety of services such as budgeting, financial planning, credit/debit card management, managing student debt and finances. The Office of Financial Success can assist you with financial situations as it relates to you and your family. For more information visit Office of Financial Success.

For more information visit Office of Financial Success

Health, Wellness and Support

Counseling Center

The MU Counseling Center promotes the success and growth of individuals in the MU community and the campus as a whole, fostering personal, intellectual and psychological well-being.

For more information, vist the MU Counseling Center.

First Aid/CPR

Training in First Aid and CPR by the American Red Cross.

Health Insurance

The University offers Accident & Sickness Insurance that is voluntary for domestic students. A dental plan is also available, and students do not have to enroll in the Accident & Sickness Insurance to sign up for dental coverage.

International Families

New to MU, Columbia or America? International families can check here to find helpful suggestions, resources, and support while adjusting.


The MedZou Clinic is a student-operated medical clinic that provides free primary healthcare.

MU Prevention Center

The Missouri Prevention Center brings community members and researchers together to help schools and families apply techniques that promote social and academic success.

Pregnant and Parenting

Parenting and family needs are diverse and can change quickly. If you need help finding a state or local service/program, try looking through the wide variety of resources available here.

RSVP (Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention) Center

The MSA/GPC Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center is a comprehensive education and resource service for the MU community. With active prevention efforts, the RSVP Center is committed to decreasing the number of MU students who are raped, sexually assaulted, stalked or abused in a relationship. The RSVP Center focuses on education, outreach and raising awareness about these issues through events and customized programs.

Women's Center

The MU Women’s Center welcomes students, staff, faculty and members of our local community. The Center provides opportunities for learning, service and support for those who seek to further their understanding of the changing roles of women and men in our society. We also serve as a comfy, safe space where you can come by yourself or with friends and hang out or study.

For more information, vist the Women's Center.

Legal Resources


The MU Equity Office works with MU faculty, staff, and students who believe they may have been subjected to unfair or inequitable treatment for any reason.

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services provides free preventive legal education & legal consultation to MU students on the Columbia campus.