Student/Student Org/Academic & Research Support

The Graduate School

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Spartan Life provides valuable information for your engagement at Michigan State University (MSU). The handbook outlining student rights and responsibilities acts as your guide to campus life and compiles much of the essential information you need to optimize your Spartan experience.

This link provides comprehensive links for all students –

Below are direct links for:

Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities

Medical Student Rights and Responsibilities

Law Student Rights and Responsibilities

University Ombudsperson

Whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff, the Office of the University Ombudsperson offers a confidential place to discuss both academic and nonacademic concerns including, administrative issues, workplace issues, or any concern that may relate to Michigan State University students. We also interpret and explain university policies and procedures. Here, you can speak freely because the Office of the University Ombudsperson offers an environment where you can talk with a confidential and impartial resource about a complaint, conflict or problem.  Visit for more information.

Student Rights Advocates

In collaboration with ASMSU, COGS allocates funds to the Student Rights Advocate program so that graduate & professional students may have access to this service. Student Rights Advocates will advise you for any case in the University Judicial System, where a licensed lawyer is not allowed. Through ASMSU, graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to receive services from the Student Rights Advocates. This program offers assistance and advice to students as they work towards resolving various university disputes. Please Email to set up appointments.

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Funding Resources at the Graduate School and Financial Aid

Institutionally limited funding programs and fellowships are available for graduate students and are managed by the Graduate School.  Please contact them directly for more information: 517-353-3220 or visit

COGS also offers conference and professional development awards, as well as GSO Event Funding.  Please visit for more information.

Office of Financial Aid – Graduate Student Aid:

Emergency Fellowship Funding for graduate/professional students is offered through The Graduate School.  Visit:

Financial Aid Contacts for Graduate Students

Financial Aid Email Addresses

Attention Graduate Students: Office of Financial Aid has a new office email address for graduate students This graduate email was created specifically for graduate/doctoral students in non-law and non-medical programs.

Information specific for Graduate Students:

Information specific for Teaching Internships:

Information specific for Executive MBA / Supply Chain Management:

MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT)

The MSU Center for Statistical Training and Consulting (CSTAT) is a professional service and research unit at Michigan State University. We collaborate on research projects and provide statistical support and services to MSU affiliated faculty, staff, and graduate students, and off-campus clients.

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The Office of Research and Innovation supports MSU’s research and creative activity by administering research funding, ensuring research integrity for both faculty and students, providing grant support services, fostering collaboration, licensing university inventions, and overseeing regulatory compliance.

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Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, or CIRTL ( is a network of 21 universities across the United States advancing STEM undergraduate education by helping to prepare future STEM faculty in the use and assessment of evidence-based instruction.

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MSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation provides a spectrum of support for MSU’s educators to conceptualize learning, teaching, and programmatic opportunities and develop solutions. Instructors and educators may receive support and consultation, professional development opportunities, learning experience design collaborations, and support for online and blended programs.

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MSU Office of the Registrar: Online and Off-Campus Programs

Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan (USA) provides students with learning opportunities that extend beyond its East Lansing campus. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.

Find out about MSU Registered Student Organizations (including those that are graduate or professional student-centered). Are you part of a grad student organization? Involve@state includes numerous resources for your organization. Check it out!

Kaltura Media Space

MediaSpace is a cloud based web service developed by Kaltura which facilitates the conversion and distribution of various video and image media formats. Faculty, staff, and current students may upload media content. Once uploaded, MediaSpace will provide links and embed codes that you can use to share your media, or integrate into MSU D2L courses. This service is offered to the MSU community at no cost.

With MediaSpace, you can:

  • Upload and publish media
  • Comment on media
  • Create and share Channels and Playlists
  • Share Media
  • Browse or search Channels
  • Contribute to Channels

Data Request

Need to  reach MSU Students/faculty/staff for a research project or survey?  A Data Request through the Office of the Registrar can help reach your audience.  Email; Phone 517-355-3300

digital news access

Through MSU Libraries, all MSU students are able to access digital newspaper content, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and more.  Go to: Newspaper Guide

There are two databases that post the newspapers daily: Factiva and U.S. Newsstream through Proquest. You can also view the historical issues in a few different archives:

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Print, Plot, & Scan – a full range of printing services at the MSU Library.

MSU Digital Scholarship Lab

MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab is a partnership between MSU Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters. Located on the second floor of the Main Library, the lab is a space for exploring technology, collaboration, and its intersection with our research and teaching at Michigan State University. Faculty, students, and staff from all disciplines are welcome in the lab to take advantage of the technology, the co-working spaces, and the extended hours.