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Remotely access counseling services by contacting Dr. Swope ( or Ty Thornton (

University students often encounter a great deal of stress as a result of the academic demands placed upon them. You may feel as if these pressures exceed your current capacity to cope, which may lead to sleep problems, an urge to isolate, feelings of anxiety, or even panic. It’s also not uncommon to experience stressors which are brief in nature, often resolving on their own. Other times, stressors are ongoing and can be difficulty to manage, in which case, it would be appropriate to seek the services of the behavioral health center in FSC 114. Reaching out is confidential, and making an appointment is easy.

How to Make an Appointment

Emotional Support Animal Approval Procedures

According to the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Drury will entertain reasonable requests for emotional support animals in campus housing only. An Emotional Support Animal is considered an accommodation that is granted based on a documented disability as defined as, any individual who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities.

The following documentation will need to be provided to Accessibility and Disability Services for consideration:

Lori Slater
Director of Accessibility and Disability Services
Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, Missouri  65802
Fax: (417) 873-6833
If you have questions, call: (417) 873-7267