Residential Life

Griffon Hall

Griffon Hall is a coed, suite-style building that houses students who have or are attempting 60 credit hours and/or 21 years of age. It is staffed with one Residence Hall Director and six student Resident Assistants.

Building Amenities
• Over 240 residential students • Card swipe entry at the main entrance • Front Desk services located in the lobby - Hours are 1pm-10pm 7 days a week • Common lounge space on every floor • Common area with big-screen TV and chairs located in the lobby • Workout room located in the lobby • Pool table located in the lobby • Laundry facilities are located on the first floor by the lobby • Computer kiosks located in the lobby • Vending machines located in the lobby
Suite Amenities
• Each suite houses 4 students of the same gender • Each suite consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a shared commons area with a couch and 4 bar stools • Full-size refrigerator and freezer • Stove and oven • Card swipe entry on each suite door • Carpeted rooms
Room Amenities
• Single occupancy • Window coverings • Hard key entry to the room • Full-size bed (One per student) • Closet with shelving & compartments • Desks (One per student) • Chairs (One per student) • Air conditioning/heating unit • Wireless internet access • Cable television jack (One per room) • Free Griffon cinema available on Channel 80.1
What is a Griffon?
Griffon Hall is named after Missouri Western's mascot. A griffon is a mythical creature that is half lion and half eagle. It was chosen in 1918 as the mascot of St. Joseph Junior College, the institution which later became Missouri Western State University. The Griffon was selected because it was considered a guardian of riches, and education is viewed as a precious treasure. Its wings are spread in the shape of the state of Missouri to signify the union of the college with the state university system in 1977.
Amy McLarren

Amy McLarren

Assistant Director

Layth Alkhatib

Layth Alkhatib

Resident Assistant

Savanah Sands

Savanah Sands

Resident Assistant


Aaron Person

Aaron Person

Resident Assistant

Whitnee Allen

Whitnee Allen

Resident Assistant

Jeremee Nute

Jeremee Nute

Resident Assistant