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 – https://spartanexperiences.msu.edu/about/handbook/index.html
Below are direct links for:
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 ombud.msu.edu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up appointments.
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 grad.msu.edu/funding.
COGS also offers conference and professional development awards, as well as GSO Event Funding. Please visit cogs.msu.edu/resources/funding for more information.
Office of Financial Aid – Graduate Student Aid: https://finaid.msu.edu/grad.asp
Emergency Fellowship Funding for graduate/professional students is offered through The Graduate School. Visit: https://grad.msu.edu/fellowships/emergency-fellowship-funding
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 email@example.com. This graduate email was created specifically for graduate/doctoral students in non-law and non-medical programs.
Information specific for Graduate Students: https://finaid.msu.edu/grad.asp
Information specific for Teaching Internships: https://finaid.msu.edu/teachcrt.asp
Information specific for Executive MBA / Supply Chain Management: https://finaid.msu.edu/execmba.asp
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.
Support Our Spartans (SOS) Emergency Funding:
There are times when emergencies and urgent demands arise that we aren’t financially prepared to take on. This happens more than you might think to students attending Michigan State, and the University is committed to removing such hardships whenever possible. The Support Our Spartans (SOS) Fund was created to assist students with basic needs like rent, removing food insecurity and other essential expenses during times of crisis.
Through the Support Our Spartans Student Emergency Needs Fund, the Division of Student Life & Engagement provides students with immediate financial support to cover educational costs and unanticipated expenses when hardships arise such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing.
Office of Research and Innovation
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.
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)
The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, or CIRTL (cirtl.net) 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.
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.
MSU Distance Learning Services
MSU Library Distance Learning Services is designed to meet the research and information needs of student and faculty in off-campus or on-line courses, and faculty/staff in MSU off-campus units.
Email Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 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: https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/findingnewspapers
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
MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning & Technology
As an internal design consultancy for MSU, we help you identify, accelerate and create new ways to learn and grow. We provide a spectrum of support for faculty, staff, and students to conceptualize learning, teaching, and programmatic opportunities and develop solutions through our learning experience design, online program management, educator development, culture change, innovation workshop, and design sprint services. Let’s talk about your goals and ideas and see how we might best meet your needs.
MSU Library Hollander MakeCentral Service Desk
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.
Our normal hours of operation are 8:00AM until 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.
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!
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Here are some resources available on msu.edu: