On-campus Safety

Your Safety is Our Priority 

MSU is concerned with the physical and mental health and safety of our students. REHS, in coordination with MSU Police, work to provide a safe and secure living environment for our residents. 

In case of an emergency, call 911.

Fire Safety

Residence halls are equipped with fire alarm systems, fire-rated doors and hard-wired smoke detectors. All halls have monthly drills and are inspected annually. The East Lansing Fire Department station on campus allows for quick responses. 

Personal Safety

All residence hall wings are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A valid MSU ID card is required for access to living wings and elevators. All guests must be escorted by a resident for the duration of their stay. Residence hall room doors are equipped with viewers, and students are encouraged to keep their room door locked at all times. 

Emergency Notification System 

MSU's emergency notification system sends emergency text messaging to subscribing MSU community members. Visit MSU Alert for more information. 

Green Emergency Phones 

Green emergency phones are installed on every residence hall floor and connect directly to MSU Police with the push of a single button. 

Mental Health Resources 

MSU's Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers confidential, same-day help to students regarding depression, anxiety, stress management, LGBTQ+ issues, eating or body image, substance abuse, trauma, and other mental health concerns. For more information, visit CAPS.

South and East Neighborhoods feature Neighborhood Counselors who work through issues one-on-one with residents and serve as a resource to their communities. 

Emergency Resources

MSU Sexual Assault Program 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 517-372-6666

MSU Community Mental Health: 800-372-8460 or 517-346-8460

MSU Safe Place (Domestic Violence Shelter): 517-355-1100

MSU Police: 517-355-2221

Counseling and Psychiatry Services: 517-355-8270


Have Questions? 
We have answers

Contact Us

Need Police Assistance?

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