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Campus and Community Resources for Students

College is a time of increasing independence, but sometimes that can be a challenge. As Spartans you have access to a wide range of resources across campus and in the greater community that can help you to meet both personal and academic challenges.  If you’re ever in need of assistance, please take the time to use these resources. If you have questions or concerns about classes or if you need help finding resources or assistance, seek out the assistance of your Madison professors and your academic advisors.

MSU Counseling Center http://www.counseling.msu.edu/

Any student registered for one or more credits is eligible for an initial consultation.  Help is offered for student concerns in a number of areas including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress management, family or other relationships, career decision-making, cultural identity, lesbian/bi/gay/transgender issues, interpersonal concerns, sexual assault, and couples issues. As resources permit, services and/or referrals may be provided such as brief, short-term counseling, group therapy, mental wellness workshops, national and placement testing services, psychiatric treatment and psychological assessment for ADHD and/or learning disabilities. 

The Listening Ear Crisis Center Local 24-hour Crisis Line:  517-337-1728

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Hope Line:  1-800-Suicide

Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Emergency Services, Lansing:  1-800-372-8460

Central Diagnostic & Referral Services, Inc. (Provides comprehensive substance abuse services to eligible residents of Ingham County):  1-800-342-0349

MSU Safe Place https://www.msu.edu/~safe/

MSU Sexual Assault Program Crisis Line: 1-517-372-6666

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center (http://www.lbgtrc.msu.edu)

Women's Resource Center (www.wrc.msu.edu)

Alliance of Les-Bi-Gay, Transgender and Straight Ally Students (www.msu.edu/user/alliance)

Family Resource Center  http://www.frc.msu.edu/

  • The Family Resource Centers offers many services for student parents.

MSU Student Foodbank https://www.msu.edu/~foodbank/

MSU Testing Office http://www.testingoffice.msu.edu/

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Engagement Centers

Engagement Centers are new facilities that house health and wellness resources from across campus in one central location. The closest center is the Holden Engagement Center, located in the basement of Holden Hall in South Complex. Additionally there are the Hubbard and Brody Engagement Centers.