Getting Involved

MSU provides a number of opportunities for faculty, staff and students to get involved in efforts to cultivate a safe and inclusive campus community. These include committee work, employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities, student organizations and community organizations. Committee, employment and volunteer opportunities help develop practical, professional skills while providing essential services to people in need and reducing violence in the campus community. For student volunteers and interns, these experiences can help shape career interests and increase marketability after graduation.

Know More Campaign 

Know More buttonThis fall the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX will launch the Know More campaign to raise awareness on:

  • how to help prevent relationship violence, stalking and sexual misconduct (“RVSM”);
  • how to help support those who are affected by RVSM; and
  • where students, faculty and staff can go for resources, support services and to report RVSM.

Together, with the Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup, the Title IX office has created an RVSM resource poster. While this poster is not intended to be a comprehensive representation of all resources available to the MSU community, it is a starting point to raise the awareness of students, faculty and staff about the RVSM resources available on and around campus.

If you would like a copy, you can download the Know More resource poster, or call the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX at (517) 355-3960 to request a printed version.

Student, Faculty and Staff Involvement

  • Student involvement ideas
    • Familiarize yourself with the Know More resource poster, which shares on- and off-campus resources that can assist with relationship violence, stalking and sexual misconduct issues
    • Participate in events connected to the MSU’s It’s On Us Week of Action 
    • Follow us on Facebook @ItsOnUsMSU
    • Check out volunteer and employment opportunities for campus service providers
    • Get student organizations or clubs you are involved with active on this issue by hosting speakers and attending It’s On Us events
    • Consider serving on a campus committee
  • Faculty and staff involvement ideas
    • Include information about resources and reporting on your syllabus
    • Familiarize yourself with the Know More resource poster, which shares on- and off-campus resources that can assist with relationship violence, stalking and sexual misconduct issues
    • Post the Know More resource poster in your office 
    • Participate in events connected to the MSU’s It’s On Us Week of Action 
    • Follow us on Facebook @ItsOnUsMSU
    • Publicize It’s On Us events and offer extra credit to students who attend
    • Consider service on a committee
    • Check out volunteer and support opportunities for campus service providers
    • Familiarize yourself with your reporting responsibilities and best practices to support students

Campus Committees

Employment Opportunities

  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Peer Educators

    Peer educators facilitate freshmen workshops designed to promote awareness and safety in the MSU community. They are responsible for promoting an atmosphere conducive to educating and empowering incoming students to become active bystanders and allies at MSU.

    Peer educators receive a $20 stipend for each freshmen workshop they facilitate. They must be undergraduate students and are required to attend 32 hours of training to become a member of the team. For more information on becoming a peer educator, visit the Prevention, Outreach and Education Office.  

Volunteer Opportunities

  • MSU Safe Place

    MSU Safe Place volunteers or interns have the opportunity to work with clients experiencing relationship violence or stalking. Services include: 

    • Child care
    • Community education
    • Counseling and Support Group
    • Crisis intervention and advocacy
    • Temporary, emergency shelter
    • Transporting clients to appointments

    For more information, visit the MSU Safe Place website

  • Sexual Assault Program

    The MSU Sexual Assault Program services that utilize volunteers and interns to provide support to those who have experienced sexual assault are listed below: 

    • 24-hour crisis line
    • Medical advocacy
    • Legal advocacy
    • MSU judicial advocacy
    • Peer education and outreach
    • Office support

    For more information, visit the Sexual Assault Program website

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention (SACI) advocate

    MSU students, alumni, and faculty and staff are eligible to volunteer with the Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention team. Advocates must complete a minimum of 40 hours of training before providing crisis intervention services.

    For more information, visit the Sexual Assault Program website.

Community Organizations