Reporting Bias

Residence Education and Housing Services works tirelessly to ensure that all residents feel safe, secure, and welcomed to the Michigan State University community. We want you to know that we take bias incidents very seriously.

What is a bias incident?

A bias incident is an incident of verbal or non-verbal conduct that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, discriminatory or hostile and is based on a category protected under the MSU Anti-discrimination Policy (“ADP”). Please also see the MSU Anti-harrassment Statement for more information. 

When a bias incident has been reported, the primary concern is the impact on the group or person targeted. The targeted group or person is empowered and given choices to address the incident. Our staff also works closely with the group or person targeted to provide support and ensure their well-being.  

How do I report a bias incident?

If your immediate safety is threatened, believe a crime has been committed or you wish to file a police report, please contact MSU Police: 

  • Emergency Number: 911
  • Non-Emergency Number: 517-355-2221

Report the incident to a resident assistant (RA), intercultural aide (ICA), community director (CD) or assistant community director (ACD).

If you would like to report a bias incident, you can submit this Discrimination/Harassment Formal Complaint Form online. More information is available at  

Contact Information:

Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

114 Olds Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Office of Institutional Equity

4 Olds Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

MSU Police Department

1120 Red Cedar Road East Lansing, MI 48824
Emergencies: 911

MSU Counseling & Psychiatric Services 

207 Student Services Building
556 East Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Emergencies: 911

MSU Sexual Assault Program

14 Student Services Building 556 East Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-355-3551 (office)
517-372-6666 (24 hour crisis line)

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Non-Emergency Line: (517) 355-2221 | Emergency: Call 911 | Visit the MSU Police Website