A bias incident is an incident of verbal or nonverbal conduct or behavior that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, discriminating or hostile, and is based on a category that is protected under the MSU Anti-Discrimination Policy (such as race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity). To learn more about bias incidents and the procedure for reporting them, please read the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives’ statement, here. This statement also gives the telephone number for reporting bias incidents: (517) 432-3650.

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.