August 2021

Dear MSU Student:

Spartan Life provides valuable information for your engagement at Michigan State University (MSU). This handbook acts as your guide to campus life and compiles much of the essential information you need to optimize your Spartan experience.

As a community that values academics, it is important we set standards that promote a safe and healthy atmosphere conducive to learning. The first section of Spartan Life presents policies, regulations and guidelines developed to ensure an environment that furthers opportunities for intellectual and personal development while protecting individual freedoms. As a student, you are encouraged to exercise your rights, and you are expected to adhere to these established standards. The second section of this guide informs you of rules, regulations, rights and responsibilities that have been established in the interest of all members of the university community.

We urge you to become familiar with the many beneficial programs and services at MSU. As you engage in your studies in the classroom, you will also have many opportunities to learn from people of different cultural backgrounds, examine new philosophies, develop new interests and skills, and prepare for active participation in a rapidly changing global society. Please take the initiative to expand your horizons and advantage of the programs and services created to support your success. Team members in Student Affairs and Services, as well as many others across the university, are ready and willing to provide assistance to you.

We appreciate the contributions of the students, faculty and staff who made this publication possible and are proud of the important resources offered by the university. Our hope is to create a vibrant, exciting and rewarding learning community for all.

Sincerely,

Vennie Gore

Senior Vice President for Residential and Hospitality Services and Auxiliary Enterprises

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Services