Campus programs and support

  • MSU Center for Survivors

    Business Line: (517) 355-3551, 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline (517) 372-6666, Student Services Bldg., Rm 207,

    Mission Statement: We believe in the strength and resiliency of all people impacted by sexual violence. We stand with survivors against all forms of social injustice by promoting individual healing and building an empowered, inclusive community.

    The MSU Center for Survivors provides FREE and confidential individual counseling and support groups to MSU students who are survivors of adult sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. The MSU Center for Survivors offers FREE and confidential legal, academic, institutional and personal advocacy and support for survivors of sexual violence in the Greater Lansing area.  Additional crisis intervention and advocacy services include: a 24-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline and 24-hour medical advocacy at Sparrow Hospital for survivors who present for Sexual Assault exams. 

    MSU Center for Survivors can assist with confidential referrals to community resources for individuals living in other communities.

  • MSU Safe Place

    (517) 355-1100,

    MSU Safe Place is a program that addresses relationship violence and stalking. It is located on the campus of MSU and serves students, faculty, staff, their spouses/partners and non-affiliated members in the Greater Lansing area.

    Safe Place provides advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children. All support services are free and confidential.  Additionally, Safe Place works to increase awareness about relationship violence and stalking through community education, outreach efforts, expert witness training, professional trainings and consultation.

  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program (SARV)

    (517) 355-8286,

    The Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention Program promotes safety and improves quality of life by educating students on sexual assault and relationship violence, eliminating violence on campus, empowering students to become advocates for a non-violent community and positively effecting social change. This is done through mandatory workshops for incoming first-year students.

    The SARV Prevention Program is a required workshop for all first-year and transfer students.

  • MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services

    (517) 355-8270, Olin Health Center, 3rd floor,

    MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services is the new place on campus for students seeking help for a wide range of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, stress management, homesickness, adjustment or acculturation, relationships, gender and sexual orientation (LBGTQ) issues, substance abuse, traumatic experiences, eating or body image concerns and other personal mental health concerns. CAPS combines the services of the former MSU Counseling Center and former Olin Psychiatry Clinic under one roof to provide improved access for students. Additional services will be available in the Neighborhood Engagement Centers.

    CAPS will continue to put students first, welcoming every student and taking into account all aspects of a student’s identity, such as race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, gender and sexual orientation.

  • Other resources for survivors

    The Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission is a state agency in charge of funding and services for victims of a physical crime. It has four programs that serve and support crime victims including: Compensation, Sexual Assault Forensic Exam, Victim Rights and Crime Victim Assistance. For more information visit Crime Victim Services.

    Please note these programs may only be available to survivors who report to the police, and/or to those who seek services within a limited time after an assault or crime occurs.

  • Resources for parents

    Sexual abuse is a challenging topic to discuss, especially with children. Below are resources for parents to help keep their children safe and tools to help them speak up when something isn’t right.

    MSU Student Parent Resource Center

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

    National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)

    Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCEDSV)

    Small Talk

    Firecracker Foundation

    End Violent Encounters (EVE)