The LRC is a free academic support center for all MSU students, providing course-specific tutoring help, seminars in critical reading and math, and workshops in test-taking skills, note-taking strategies, learning styles, general study skills, and time management.
Undergraduate Writing Consultants (UWCs) provide writing support to undergraduates. UWCs assist peers with brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing their writing for courses across disciplines.
Free help for any 1825, 100-level, or 200-level math classes. Some assistance is available for 300-level classes. Math help is available in Wells Hall (C-125 Wells) and in the neighborhoods: Brody Room 138, Union Room 30, Holden Room C133, Hubbard Room G29, and McDonel Room 45.
The mission of the Office of Supportive Services (OSS) is to provide comprehensive services to first-generation, low income college students and those who may have a disability. The primary purpose of OSS is to assist students to prepare for the challenges of higher education. OSS works to enable students to develop coping and self-management survival skills for success within the University. OSS also provides motivation, academic advising, social counseling, personal planning, career guidance, and skill enrichment seminars.
The College of Social Science Academic and Student Affairs office monitors the academic progress of students, handles re-admission applications, initiates administrative actions, and signs other University forms for students with 56+ credits.
The University Ombudsperson is a senior faculty member appointed by the President to assist students in resolving conflicts or disputes within the university. The Ombudsman also helps staff members, instructors, and administrators sort through university rules and regulations that might apply to specific student issues and concerns. The Ombudsperson is a neutral party, who officially reports to the President but is independent of any University administrative structure. Duties of the Ombudsperson are carried out in a confidential, informal, and independent manner.
Undergraduate University Division (UUD) advisors are the primary academic advisors for those students who have not declared a major preference and also provide supplementary advising for students with declared majors. UUD Student Academic Affairs (SAA) monitors the academic progress of students, handles re-admission applications, initiates administrative actions, and signs other University forms for students with less than 56 credits.
MSU is a national test site for over 500 nationally administered standardized tests, including the ACT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, SAT, GED, PRAXIS Series, FSO, English Language Proficiency Exams, and Career/Vocational Testing.
Career Services at the Student Services Building specialize in the early stages of career exploration, student employment, internships, or other experiential learning opportunities. Individual career advising is available for students from any major or college. On-campus interviews with employers from the health, human services, and public sector areas are held here.
- Services: Career and Job Search Advising, Skill and Interest Assessment, Graduate School Planning, Interview Preparation, Resume and Cover Letter Review, Advising for PhD Students
- Programs: On-Campus Recruiting, Career Fairs, Networking Events, Professional Forums, Corporate Spring Break Trip, How-to Workshops
- Resources: Career Exploration, Job Search Tools, Job and Internship Listings, Professional Preparation, Advice from Professionals, Networking Communities
The mission of the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at Michigan State University is to provide engaged, issues and service-focused, community-based, mutually beneficial, and integrated learning opportunities, building and enhancing commitment to academics, personal and professional development, and civic responsibility.
The Department of Student Life is the place to start if you want to GET INVOLVED! Student Life is the place for Greek Affairs, Leadership Development, Student Government, and Student Organizations. It is also the home of Judicial Affairs and SARV (Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program).
Michigan State University has a long history of international engagement and has led the nation in study abroad participation among public universities for the last six years. MSU administers over 275 programs taking place in more than 60 countries around the world. Each year, close to 3,000 students are transformed by their educational experiences outside of the United States and can be found in classrooms, research labs, field stations, and internships sites throughout the world.
The Counseling Center offers short-term professional counseling and self-help resources to MSU students of all ages, with programs in personal counseling, career counseling, testing, self-management skills, multicultural issues, substance abuse recovery, sexual assault crisis and safety education, and a variety of support groups.
MSU students registered for one or more credits are eligible for an initial consultation. A walk-in system is used for initial visits. During the initial consultation, students will be asked to complete some paperwork and a brief survey. The typical wait for a counselor after completing the paperwork is approximately 15 – 60 minutes, depending on the number of students waiting. Mornings are generally less busy than afternoons. The total time you should expect for your initial appointment, including paperwork and waiting time, is approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours. When you meet with the counselor, he/she will gather information that will help determine whether the Counseling Center or another resource is the best option for you. Continuing counseling services are typically available on an appointment basis.
Olin Health Center The goal of Olin Health Center is to help minimize the health-related impediments that can lead to academic problems for MSU students:
- Health care for illness and injuries
- Mental health care and counseling
- Physical therapy
- Promoting education for smarter and safer decisions regarding fitness, nutrition, sexual health, and use of alcohol and other drugs
The mission of the RCPD is to lead Michigan State University in maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation by persons with disabilities.