Student Involvement and Leadership
It’s no secret that Michigan State University is a huge place. That’s why it’s a great idea to develop your community of friends and people you can rely on. One of the best ways to build these relationships is by joining a club or organization here on campus, and you can do this without needing to leave your neighborhood! These student body organizations provide opportunities to develop your leadership skills and prepare you for life beyond college.
- Residence Halls Association
The MSU Residence Halls Association (RHA) is the on-campus student government at Michigan State University. Representing more than 15,000 students, MSU RHA is one of the largest residence halls associations in the country. MSU RHA is dedicated to improving the on-campus living experience and providing many services to students. Campus Center Cinemas, RHA On-demand Movies, and Condom Connection are all services provided to the students by RHA.
- University Activities Board
The University Activities Board (UAB) programs events for students, by students, to enhance the Spartan experience at Michigan State University. UAB strives to provide unique, high-quality experiences that contribute to student growth. Involving the diverse student body, UAB aspires to have a substantial impact on campus life and for every student to graduate with a UAB memory.
- Associated Students of Michigan State University
The Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) is the undergraduate student government of Michigan State. Its mission is to enhance members' individual and collective student experience through education, empowerment, and advocacy by dedication to the needs and interests of students. Services offered through ASMSU include free blue books, interest-free loans, iClicker rental, free Red Cedar Log yearbooks, copy/fax services, insurance plans, test prep courses, and the Readership Program, which provides free daily New York Times, USA Today, and Detroit Free Press in various locations around campus. ASMSU also offers free legal services as well as student defenders who can advise on issues related to the University Judicial System.
- Council of Racial and Ethnic Students
The Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (C.O.R.E.S) is comprised of four cultural communities at Michigan State University. These communities are represented by four student organizations: North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO), Black Student Alliance (BSA), Asian Pacific American Student Organization (APASO) and Culturas de las Razas Unidas (CRU). These communities help students to better understand themselves and others through cultural and social activities. Additionally, these communities serve as advocates for their members by staying abreast of issues that impact their respective community and by working with university faculty, staff and administration in addressing concerns.