Anti-bias, Sexual Assault, Counseling, etc.


Division of Student Affairs & Services Culture & Identity Offices
Culture and identity program at Michigan State University create a welcoming, safe environment in which all students and their families thrive. These offices and programs include: Greek Life, LBGTRC (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Resource Center), MOSAIC: The Multicultural Unity Center, MRULE (Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience) and Intercultural Aide Program, OCAT (Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions), RCPD (Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, Student Parent Resource Center, and Student Veterans Resource Center.

Office of Institutional Equity
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) reviews concerns related to discrimination and harassment based on age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and weight under the University’s Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) and Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM). OIE staff is available to provide information on the policies, connect MSU community members to resources, investigate complaints, and provide training.

Title IX
The Title IX Coordinator at MSU is responsible for the university’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which include oversight and implementation of the university’s Title IX policies and grievance procedures, monitoring the campus climate, and coordination of efforts across campus related to education, prevention, and training programs.

The Title IX Coordinator is available to meet with any member of the MSU community or campus organizations that would like to discuss the university’s Title IX compliance or work involving matters of sex discrimination, including sexual and gender-based harassment, assault, or violence.

MSU Sexual Assault Program
The MSU Sexual Assault Program (MSU SAP) responds to those impacted by sexual violence and works to create a community free of violence and oppression.

MSU SAP is honored to work with sexual assault survivors and all others who are impacted by sexual violence. We provide counseling and support groups to MSU students. Our 24-hour hotline and advocacy services are offered to anyone in the greater Lansing community. Please visit the Services section to learn more.

MSU Our Commitment
MSU is committed to achieving the highest standards in assuring patient care and safety; preventing relationship violence and sexual misconduct; providing supportive services to students, staff, and faculty experiencing these issues; and responding in a trauma-informed manner to reports of such incidents. The university is working with internal and external experts to improve policies, procedures, programs, and operations.

MSU’s Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
MSU Counseling & Psychiatric Services, CAPS, is the new place on campus for students seeking help for a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress management, homesickness, adjustment or acculturation, relationships, gender identity and sexual orientation (LBGTQ) concerns, substance abuse, trauma, eating or body image concerns, and other personal mental health concerns.  CAPS combines the services of the former MSU Counseling Center and former Olin Psychiatry Clinic to provide improved access for students. Additional services will be available in the Neighborhood Engagement Centers, and the MSU Union building.

MSU Police Report a Crime
If you feel you are a victim of a crime, observed suspicious behavior, or see a crime occurring, please contact the MSU Police Department and be a great witness by taking mental notes about what you see and what you know.

MSU Police (Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Commitment)
Michigan State University has a policy that prohibits relationship violence and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is responsible for enforcement of the university’s policy, while the MSU Police Department handles the criminal investigation.