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Campus Resources

This page provides a listing of campus resources frequently referenced by academic advisors and students, including academic support services, crisis response, student organizations, health and wellness, financial aid resources, and more. Click on the tabs below to view the full listing of resources under each category. 

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The Undergraduate Advisor Directory serves as a centralized location for advisor contact information for all undergraduate majors, minors, and programs. The directory includes contact information and direct links to major/minor/program websites and curriculum guides, as well as advisor leadership and support contacts. Click on the button below to access the guide. If you are an advisor that needs to request edits to the guide, please complete this form

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As an advisor, it is important to understand how to manage situations that may affect both your safety and that of your students. The resources provided below are designed to equip you with the preparedness and knowledge required to address such scenarios when they arise.

  • MSU Police Department: The MSU Police Department serves the MSU community with sworn police officers certified by the State of Michigan. They handle all police and criminal matters on all MSU property.
    • Emergency: 911
    • Non-Emergency/Business Line: (517) 355-2221
  • MSU CAPS Crisis Line: 24/7 Crisis Line provides free, remote crisis services for immediate mental health support.
    • 24-Hour Hotline: (517) 355-8270 and press “1” when prompted to speak with a crisis counselor
  • Mandatory Reporting: Responsible employees, including undergraduate and graduate employees, and volunteers are required to report when a community member discloses that they experienced prohibited conduct under the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Policy.  In addition, all individuals are encouraged to report conduct that may also violate criminal law to both MSU Police and to local law enforcement.
  • Care and Intervention Team (CAIT): The Care and Intervention Team (formerly the Behavioral Threat Assessment Team) consists of university personnel with expertise in student affairs, mental and physical health, student conduct, human resources, and law enforcement/campus safety. If you have a student/friend/peer or employee/colleague that you are worried about, refer them to our office for follow up and support using the referral form linked below. If you feel a welfare check is needed, please contact the police directly. As you have first-hand information regarding the concern, the information you will be able to share will be helpful to the police. 
  • Community Mental Health: Community Mental Health provides a wide range of community-based services for residents of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties, including crisis intervention, adult mental health services, community services for developmentally disabled, and integrated treatment and recovery services. 
    • 24/7 Crisis Services: (517) 346-8460
    • (800) 372-8460
  • End Violent Encounters: EVE is a confidential community-based program providing supportive services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
    • 24-hour Hotline: (517) 372-5572
  • MSU Center for Survivors: The MSU Center for Survivors is a free and confidential resource providing immediate crisis intervention and advocacy services to women and men who have been victims of rape or sexual assault. 
    • 24-hour Hotline: (517) 372-6666
  • MSU Safe Place Relationship Violence and Stalking Program: MSU Safe Place offers free and confidential resources for relationship violence and stalking, they are located on MSU's campus. MSU Safe Place also provides advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children.
    • Call: (517) 355-1100
  • Office for Civil Rights and Title IX and Compliance: OCR is comprised of the Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department (POE), the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE), the Office of the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, the Resolution Office, and the Office of Support and Equity. 
    • Call: 517-355-3960


Campus life resources include departments and offices that advisors frequently recommend to students seeking additional support on a range of topics. This includes Career Services Network, Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT), The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC), Office of the Registrar, Residential Education and Housing Services, and more. 

  • Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU): The Associated Students of Michigan State University is the undergraduate Student Government of Michigan State. Services offered through ASMSU include free blue books, interest free loans, iClicker rental, free Red Cedar Log Yearbooks, copy/fax services, insurance plans, test prep courses, as well as the Readership Program which provides free daily New York Times, USA Today, and Detroit Free Press in various locations around campus. ASMSU also offers free legal services, as well as student defenders who can advise on issues related to the University Judicial System.
  • Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions: The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) constructs supportive cultural, social and educational communities that actively involve students in learning. Divisions within OCAT include:
  • The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center: The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center is a student-centered campus resource that works to celebrate, affirm, and empower LGBTQIA2S+ members of the Michigan State University community. 
  • Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion: The Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion serves as a gateway to the many programs and services that promote and support all aspects of diversity and inclusion at MSU.
  • Office for International Students and Scholars: The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.
  • Office of the Registrar: The Office of the Registrar’s core functions include: academic records and transcripts; certificates and diplomas; classroom and event scheduling; degree certification; enrollment and registration; grade collection and recording; fee classification; student athlete and veterans certification; and transfer credit processing.
  • Residential Education and Housing Services: The Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) touches nearly every aspect of the Michigan State University campus by providing support and auxiliary services to MSU students, the campus community and guests. 
  • Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities: The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) provides assessments, services, and accommodations for a range of disabilities that substantially limits major life activities for MSU students and employees.
  • Spartan One-Stop: The Spartan One-Stop is designed to resolve most enrollment or billing account inquiries that arise for students and families. The One-Stop offers services related to student accounts, financial aid, and the registrar via in-person, phone, email, online chat, and the website.
  • Student-Athlete Support Services: Student-Athlete Support Services is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of our student-athletes through the Student-Athlete Development program. It enhances the student-athlete experience in the areas of Community Services and Outreach and Career Development.
  • Student Parents Resource Center: The MSU Student Parent Resource Center offers a supportive environment to obtain information and resources for ALL student parents and their families on and off campus. Staff provide expertise and experience in college course instruction, academic advising, and referrals to community resources for a variety of services.
  • Office of Student Support & Accountability: The Office of Student Support and Accountability (OSSA) centers equity, integrity, and learning in processes that emphasize the importance of working with students and the community. This includes student and organizational conduct, academic integrity, care and intervention, conflict resolution, medical amnesty, and medical leave and return.
  • Student Veterans Resource Center: The Student Veterans Resource Center is dedicated to promoting the educational, career, and personal advancement of service members, veterans, and their families at Michigan State University.
  • Transportation Services: The resources below assist students, faculty, and staff with campus parking, bus services, and safe ride options:
  • Office of the University Ombudsperson: The Office of the University Ombudsperson assists students in resolving conflicts or disputes within the University, and assists staff members, instructors, and administrators sort through university rules and regulations that might apply to specific student issues and concerns.


MSU offers a range of academic support services, including Help Rooms, private tutoring, and engagement and learning centers. We strongly encourage all students to take advantage of these resources to enhance their academic experience.

  • Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative and Engagement Centers: The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative provides a comprehensive list of resources for success, including academic, intercultural, financial, and study skills information. Engagement Centers are unique spaces located in each neighborhood that serve as the main access point to neighborhood advisors, tutors, help rooms, health practitioners, and other supportive resources. 
  • Help Rooms: Help Rooms provide free tutoring support and are available for a range of subjects, including biological science, chemistry, economics, computer science, social science, and biochemistry. 
  • Mathematics Learning Center: The Mathematics Learning Center provides high-quality, friendly, and free math help to MSU undergraduates for most 100 and 200 level math classes. 
  • MSU Testing Center: The MSU Testing Center serves as the primary resource for best practice, policy, and implementation of campus and community testing services and subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines. 
  • The Writing Center: The Writing Center supports students by offering one-on-one peer writing consultations, writing workshops, graduate and creative writing groups, and student employment opportunities. The WC also supports faculty and staff by offering writing across the disciplines workshop, grant writing support, professional development resources, writing groups, and syllabus development.


MSU provides an array of facilities and services dedicated to promoting health and wellness. This encompasses counseling services, primary care facilities, and a variety of recreational sports services aimed at fostering physical well-being and fitness.

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services: Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) assists students seeking help for a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress management, homesickness, adjustment or acculturation, relationships, and more. 
  • Employee Assistance Program: The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, retirees, graduate assistants, and their families.  In order to access services, individuals must be located in the state of Michigan due to licensing regulations. 
  • MSU Student Food Bank: The MSU Student Food Bank serves MSU students experiencing food insecurity by providing free food and related items. 
  • MSU Student Health Insurance Plan: The MSU student health insurance plan (SHIP) offers health coverage for students and their eligible dependents through Blue Care Network (BCN).
  • Olin Health Center: Olin is the primary healthcare facility for MSU students—is home to primary care, psychiatry, allergy/immunization, sports medicine and health education services. Laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and physical therapy facilities also are located at Olin Health Center. 
  • Recreational Sports and Fitness Services: RCFS offers informal or drop-in recreation at any of these facilities; structured competitive intramural sports; programs dedicated for health, wellness and fitness; sport club opportunities; non-credit instruction for acquiring new skills; and unique opportunities targeted for persons with disabilities.
  • Student Health & Wellness: The Student Health & Wellness website provides additional resources on student health services available at MSU and health promotion information.
  • The WorkLife Office: The WorkLife Office assists faculty and staff by providing programs, events, workshops, and resources related to best practices for organizing personal and professional life. 

Advisors often field student questions regarding co-curricular opportunities to explore career interests, immerse into the campus community, and connect with fellow Spartans. The resources below serve as tools to assist students in broadening their horizons and enriching their Spartan experience. 

Financial support, be it for covering tuition expenses or addressing basic needs, plays a pivotal role in ensuring a student's overall success. Below, you will find a compilation of financial resources available at MSU, encompassing the Office of Financial Aid, scholarship search tools, and emergency funding options. 

  • Office of Financial Aid: The Office of Financial Aid provides access, aid, and advisory services for the MSU Community to facilitate student recruitment, enrollment, and retention at Michigan State University. This office helps students apply for and receive student loans, grants, scholarships, and other types of financial aid.
  • Student Account Services: The Student Accounts Office is responsible for all billing, payments, payment plans, refunds of credit balances and third party billing. Student Accounts also provides the IRS tuition statement, 1098-T after the end of the calendar year.
  • Scholarship Database: Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship and fellowship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of: General scholarships (open to all students), Departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major/field), and Fellowships (open to graduate students).
  • Emergency Funding: Short-term financial assistance is offered through the Emergency Student Support funds. There are different emergency funding sources at MSU, including within individual colleges. Explore a list of emergency funds online and check with your college what funding resources are available.