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Campus and Community Resources

There are many offices and people on campus and in the community who are here to help you adjust to life at MSU, succeed in your classes, and stay healthy and happy. 


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LBGT Resource Center

The LBGT Resource Center (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center) leads and collaborates on university-wide initiatives that prepare students to thrive in a diverse world, and enhance the campus climate and support services for students marginalized by their sexuality or gender.

MSU Student Parent Resource Center 

The MSU Student Parent Resource Center offers a supportive environment to obtain information and resources for student parents and their families on and off campus. Their staff combines expertise and experience in college course instruction, academic advising, and referrals to community resources for a variety of services.

Neighborhood Engagement Centers 

Located in each part of campus, Neighborhood Engagement Centers  provide the academic, intercultural, and health and wellness services needed for a successful journey at MSU. 

Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions

The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions (OCAT) supports students in navigating cross-cultural encounters and in their own understanding, exploration and development of cultural identity.

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives leads and supports efforts to advance a diverse and inclusive campus community, consistent with the university's core values. 

Office of the University Ombudsperson

The Office of the University Ombudsperson was established to assist students in resolving conflicts or disputes within the University. This office can help staff members, instructors, and administrators sort through university rules and regulations that might apply to specific student issues and concerns. 

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is committed to leading MSU in maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation in academic and social life on campus by persons with disabilities.


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Community Volunteers for International Programs (CVIP)

CVIP promotes mutual cross-cultural education, understanding, appreciation and friendship between the greater Lansing community and Michigan State University's international students, scholars and their families through a variety of programs and services, which are free and open to all MSU international students and scholars. 

Some of these programs include:

  • International Friendship Program
  • International Student Lending Center
  • Volunteer English Tutoring Program.

Through these programs, participants form valuable connections, learn about U.S. American connections and thrive at MSU.

East Lansing Public Library

The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is available for students and scholars to access a variety of tools including books, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, science kits, e-books, digital magazines, streaming movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks. Aside from the numerous resources, the ELPL also hosts a variety of events throughout the year that welcome international students and scholars.

Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau is an organization that provides information about all of the events and tourist attractions in the Greater Lansing area. Look through their restaurant list, community calendar, and more! 

Community Relations Coalition

The Community Relations Coalition (CRC) is a group that works to bring together the communities of East Lansing and Michigan State University. CRC is made up of a team of student intern-ambassadors that serve as a resource for students and permanent residents living in the city's four neighborhoods. 

Capital Region International Airport

Only minutes from downtown Lansing, the Capital Region International Airport is the closest airport to downtown Lansing that offers tickets for both international and domestic flights. 

Amtrak Train Station

The Amtrak Train Station is located in East Lansing, just south of the MSU campus. It offers railroad transportation from Lansing to over 46 states and to Canada. Many students use Amtrak to travel to nearby cities including Chicago, Detroit, and Ann Arbor. Check out the address of the East Lansing station location and purchase tickets online.