Navigating MSU

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Student Affairs and Services
Student Affairs and Services at Michigan State University creates a multitude of opportunities for students on campus, in the community, and throughout our global society.

The Graduate School

Established in 1994, the Graduate School’s mission is to serve as an advocate for graduate education to the university and beyond and to enhance the quality of graduate education at MSU in all its diverse dimensions. 

The GSRR specifically addresses student conduct, academic pursuits, keeping of records and publications, and describes procedures for formulating regulations governing student conduct.

Graduate Employees Union

Graduate Employees Union – We exist as a labor union to make the Michigan State University community a better place in which to work and study. The Graduate Employees Union works to make MSU a more democratic, equitable, dynamic, and diverse community.

MSU Bikes

When a bicycle is possessed or operated on campus, it must be registered, parked and locked at a bike rack and in operable condition. Register your bicycle through the MSUPD.

MSU Student ID Office

Replace or obtain an MSU student ID.

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Restrict the information viewable on the public MSU directory.

Campus Bus System (CATA)

CATA provides a variety of quality public transportation services in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties that are safe, timely and cost efficient, respond creatively to the diverse mobility needs of the region.

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Olin Health Center – Olin Health Center is the primary health care facility for MSU students.  Olin Health Center is home to primary care, psychiatry, allergy/immunizations, sports medicine, and health education services.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

The purpose of the RCPD is firmly centered on maximizing the opportunities at Michigan State for students of all abilities.

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English Language Center

The ELC has a number of different language and culture programs for students who want to improve their English skills by studying in an English speaking environment.

MSU Food Bank

MSU Food Bank – The MSU Student Food Bank is intended to provide supplemental food and other necessities for students and their families who are in need of this type of support.

STA Travel: 

Through STA’s partnership with MSU, Students can access travel assistance for study/research abroad and away.  Speak with an STA Travel Expert about your travel plans by calling 800-495-6097, or email:

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Office of the University Ombudsman: 

The Ombudsman helps staff members, instructors, and administrators sort through university rules and regulations that might apply to specific student issues and concerns. We also identify MSU policies that may need revision.

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Conflict Resolution Pathways: 

The Department of Student Life provides a variety of programs and services designed to provide faculty, staff and students with the means to resolve conflict peacefully and to help restore members of our community when harm is done. You will find a comprehensive listing of these programs on our page.

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We serve as the Police Department for Michigan State University, with sworn police officers certified by the State of Michigan. We handle all police and criminal matters on all MSU property. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life on campus, by building relationships, strengthening stewardship, and working collaboratively within our diverse community to reduce crime, enforce laws, preserve peace, and provide for a safe environment…