Michigan State University has a comprehensive anti-discrimination policy and processes to review claims of discrimination and bias. The policy linked below outlines the types of prohibited discrimination and harassment at MSU. Acts are prohibited which discriminate against or harass any University community member on the basis of age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight. A full copy of the policy can be found here. The Office of Institutional Equity manages incidents and reports of discrimination.
What types of activities are covered by the ADP?
- All educational, employment, cultural, and social activities occurring on the University campus;
- University-sponsored programs occurring off-campus, including but not limited to cooperative extension, intercollegiate athletics, lifelong education, and any regularly scheduled classes;
- University housing;
- Programs and activities sponsored by student governing bodies, including their constituent groups, and registered student organizations; and
- Any other activities that constitute unlawful acts of discrimination and harassment.
What if I want to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment with OIE?
You must file a copy of this form with OIE in order to initiate an investigation of discrimination under the ADP: Discrimination/Harassment Formal Complaint Form Please note that claims of discrimination or harassment under the Anti-Discrimination Policy must be filed within 180 days of the alleged incident(s).
If you are in crisis and needing immediate assistance…
During business hours, go to the MSU Counseling Center in 207 Student Services. The Counseling Center is open during the winter break when the University is open. Call 517-355-8270 for more information.
You may also call Tri-County Community Mental Health at (800) 372-8460 or the Trevor Project at (866)4-U-TREVOR. Both organizations operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.