Campus & Community Support Programs

MSU Resources

Campus Childcare
Childcare services available to MSU employees.

Certificate Programs
There are three different Certificate Programs available for support staff members: Understanding Implicit Bias, Foundations of Student Employment Supervision, and Communicating the MSU Brand: Spartans Will.

Coalition of Racial/Ethnic Minorities (COREM)
A group that serves in an advisory and advocacy capacity on faculty and staff issues on campus.

Community Housing Resources
Resources for finding off-campus and on-campus housing in the Greater Lansing Area.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Counseling and 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 and sexual orientation (LBGTQ) issues, substance abuse, traumatic experiences, eating or body image concerns and other personal mental health concerns. CAPS puts students first, welcoming every student and taking into account all aspects of a student’s identity, such as race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, gender and sexual orientation.

Courses for Employees at MSU
A helpful guide about registering for courses provided by Michigan State University Human Resources.

elevateU
Free online training resources for MSU faculty and staff.

Emotional Wellness
Articles related to emotional wellness, written by and for MSU employees.

Employee Discounts and Services
A list of discounts and services available to MSU Employees compiled by MSU Human Resources.

Food and Nutrition
Articles related to healthful eating, written by and for MSU employees.

Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
The Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives leads and supports efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community, consistent with MSU's core values. In addition to providing leadership for university-wide initiatives on inclusive excellence, the office works with campus and community partners to:

  • Design and deliver education and training for students, faculty, and staff
  • Coordinate programs to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar E. Chavez
  • Coordinate grants to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion on campus
  • Coordinate scholarships for community-involved students
  • Recognize through awards the efforts of Spartans to support an inclusive campus
  • Conduct and support research on inclusion-related topics
  • Monitor faculty and staff recruitment and hiring practices

International Friendship Program
Volunteer opportunities for Greater Lansing Area residents to befriend and help International Students as they adjust to life at MSU.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center
The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center (LBGTRC) serves the MSU Campus community by providing a variety of services centered around gender and sexuality. They are a center dedicated to leading and collaborating on university-wide initiatives that prepare students to thrive in our diverse world, and enhancing the campus climate and support services for students marginalized by their sexuality or gender!

Lifelong Education
Information about enrolling in Lifelong Education courses.

MSU Law Clinic
The MSU College of Law operates a variety of legal clinics that serve the Lansing community.

MSU Moves
Articles related to integrating movement into your everyday life, written by and for MSU employees.

Office of Institutional Equity
The Office of Institutional Equity 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 and Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct. OIE staff is available to provide information on the policies, connect MSU community members to resources, investigate complaints and provide training.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
The MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities provides services, training, and support to staff on campus.

Sustainable High Performance
This course centers around healthy stress management and emotional resiliency.

Tuition Assistance
Information outlining the Tuition Assistance and Course Fee Courtesy Programs for MSU Employees.

Women's Networking Association
The Women’s Networking Association (WNA) serves to connect women in professional environments across the Greater Lansing Area.

Womxn of Color Initiatives
The College of Arts and Letters organizes events centered around the work and art of womxn of color.

WorkLife Office
The MSU WorkLife Office partners with the community to create an inclusive, responsive work environment where all faculty and staff are respected and supported toward well-being in work and personal lives.

 

Local Resources

East Lansing Community Information
A website full of resources for those living in the East Lansing area. Contains information about public services, programs & classes, and recreation.

Suits and the City
Suits and the City is an LGBTQ+ professional networking association that is active in the Greater Lansing Area.

 

Additional Resources

Gender Pronouns in the Workplace
A guide published by the Human Rights Campaign with information about the importance of respecting a colleague's pronouns.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides phone and chat services centered around suicide and depression. This site includes identity-specific resources.

Trans Lifeline - 877-565-8860
The Trans Lifeline offers peer support and hotline services in addition to resources for Trans* individuals.

True Colors Personality Assessment
The True Colors Personality Assessment is a tool used around the world so that employees can better understand themselves and their coworkers.