Other Services


Griffon Athletics consists of 17 intercollegiate athletic teams, seven for men (football, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, baseball, golf, outdoor track and field) and ten for women (basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball). The athletic department also sponsors the Griffon Cheer Squad and the Mystics Dance Team. Recreation Services and Esports reside outside of intercollegiate athletics, but report to leadership housed within the athletic department.  Missouri Western is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division II level and competes within the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The MIAA is composed of 14 institutions in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma and is widely considered the top conference at the Division II level. A varied amount of scholarship aid is available to student-athletes in each sport at Missouri Western. For more information on Griffon Athletics, visit GoGriffons.com

Camps, Conferences, Events and Fleet Services

Camps, Conferences and Events

The Office of Camps, Conferences, and Events coordinates the scheduling and setup of meetings, activities and events held on the Missouri Western State University campus. Campus facilities may be reserved and used by campus departments and student organizations free of charge; however some charges may apply for event support services, extensive set-up/tear-down or the use of some specific facilities. 

Priority for facility usage and governing policies are outlined in the Missouri Western Policy Guide can be found online in the MWSU Policy Guide: Facilities and Outdoor Areas Scheduling Policy.
Find more information about scheduling events, meetings and activities at missouriwestern.edu/cce orcall (816) 271-4159.

Fleet Rentals

Rental cars, vans and buses for University business should be reserved through Physical Plant and Campus Fleet services. More information can be found at missouriwestern.edu/phyplant/campus-fleet.

Griffon Media

Griffon News

Griffon News is an award-winning official student newspaper and the designated campus forum for Missouri Western State University, founded in 1915. During the regular spring and fall semesters, the paper is published weekly and is made available on griffonnews.com. Griffon News student staffers have received prestigious awards and recognitions including Missouri's College Journalist of the Year and Photojournalist of the Year. Griffon News offers multiple hands-on applied learning experiences for students, leading to internships and potential employment at local and regional news organizations. All Missouri Western students are welcome to join the staff of Griffon News and individuals with prior experience have an opportunity to apply for positions in leadership. For more information, contact Dr. James Carviou at jcarviou@missouriwestern.edu. 

KGSM-TV (live newscast)

KGSM-TV is an award-winning student produced weekly live newscast dedicated to contemporary events, local community and campus news, and lifestyles and sports at Missouri Western State University. Students apply practical course content to produce feature, news, and sports packages. Live newscasts are broadcasted to YouTube and the Griffon News app. Students often collaborate with professionals from local broadcast affiliates (News-Press and KQ2), leading to potential future internship and employment opportunities.  Students interested in gaining experience in live studio TV production can contact Dr. James Carviou at jcarviou@missouriwestern.edu.

Police Department

The Missouri Western Police Department is located on the second floor of Blum Union, Room 201. The Police Department Office is open 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. throughout the week. The office is closed on weekends, campus closures and University observed holidays. Police assistance is provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year by calling (816) 271-4438.

The Missouri Western Police Department has commissioned police officers that assist students by responding to calls for service. These calls range from emergencies, police services and some safety and security situations.  

Parking permit and Missouri Western Identification Card

The Parking Permit and ID Card can be obtained in the Police Department Office Room 201. The Police Department Office is open 8:00 a.m. until 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday. Students and staff may register their vehicles, receive their Identification Cards and obtain information about parking and other services during office hours. For assistance or questions regarding parking or ID Cards please call the Police Department at 816.271.4438. Vehicle operation and parking regulations are also available at missouriwestern.edu/policedepartment/rules. Missouri Western Police Department information is also available at missouriwestern.edu/policedepartment.