ASMSU is the all-University undergraduate student government at MSU. ASMSU represents students to the university administration, city, state, and federal levels of government, and within the academic governance system. ASMSU also provides many services to students such as free legal services, free access to The New York Times, USA Today, Detroit Free Press, and Financial Times via the ASMSU readership Program, low cost GRE and LSAT test prep services, $300 interest free loans, free Red Cedar Log yearbook, free iClicker rentals, and various other events throughout the year such as large scale musical concerts, student tailgate, city council debates, and various guest speakers. All activities, programs, and services are made available through a refundable student tax collected each semester.

Contact: ASMSU
307 Student Services Building
(517) 355-8266

The General Assembly is the main decision making body of ASMSU. The General Assembly consists of representatives elected from each undergraduate college, as well as representatives from various other Major Governing Groups, the Council of Progressive Students groups, and the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students groups.


ASMSU serves the undergraduate student population through the following departments:

The ASMSU Safe Ride Program provides a late transportation from 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m., seven days a week for MSU undergraduate students. This program is completely free to use. For more information, please visit

ASMSU Student Allocations Board provides funding for Registered Student Organizations (RSO’s) as well as groups part of the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students (CORES) and Council of Progressive Students (COPS). RSO’s are eligible to receive up to $4500 in funding through a reimbursement process once each academic year. Groups can apply for funding for a wide variety of projects including speakers, conferences, and educational programming events. The Student Allocation Board meets weekly, with meetings held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Weekly meetings are held in the ASMSU Conference Room located in room 328 of the Student Services Building. Student groups will be heard on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date their application was submitted and processed. Follow this link for more information.

Student Legal Services ASMSU provides free legal services for all tax-paying undergraduate and graduate students. This entitles currently enrolled students who have paid their ASMSU or COGS student tax to receive free legal counsel from one of our three staff attorneys on many legal issues. Students may receive representation in court or be counseled for criminal misdemeanors, drunk driving and other traffic offenses, landlord tenant problems, as well as many other civil matters. Additionally, the legal services staff is available to present educational programs about the office or other law-related matters. The office is located in 329 Student Services Building. For more information or to make an appointment, call (517) 353-3716 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., visit, or email

Student Defenders The ASMSU Student Defender program, provides students with advice and counsel for those involved in the University conduct process. Each Student Defender is trained to act as counsel for residence hall problems, academic dishonesty, non-disciplinary challenges, and other intra-university concerns. The Student Defender office is located in 320 Student Services Building. Students may also contact the Director of Student Defenders and Legal Services at

Test Prep Services ASMSU offers low cost GRE and LSAT test prep services for undergraduate students. The program is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. Enrollment is done online so be sure to check out our website at or contact the Vice President for Finance and Operations at (517) 355-8266 or at

Readership Program ASMSU provides all undergraduate students with free access to copies of The New York Times, USA Today, Detroit Free Press, and The Financial Times. The newspapers are available at more than 30 locations across campus in both academic buildings and residence halls. For exact locations or more information please visit or contact the Vice President for Finance and Operations at (517) 355-8266 or at

Employment ASMSU hires over 70+ students to fill various positions within the ASMSU Central Staff and other various ASMSU departments. These positions are typically hired each spring semester, but earlier as vacancies arise. ASMSU seeks the most qualified applicants from a variety of backgrounds. ASMSU has positions available dealing with finance, accounting, management, governmental affairs, public policy, human resources, multicultural affairs, advertising, graphic design, marketing, public relations, and many more. For more information please contact the Director of Human Resources at (517) 355-8266 or To view current openings please check out

The Red Cedar Log, is MSU’s official yearbook and is provided for free to all taxpaying undergraduates. The books are distributed every August on campus or by mail. The RLC office is located in 311B Student Services Building. For more information on how to get involved with the yearbook publication or how to receive a free yearbook please contact the Editor in Chief at

ASMSU Business Office Services ASMSU also provides a free iClicker program, $300 interest free loans, free blue books, and low cost copying and fax services in 307 Student Services Building.