For International Students

LGBTQA+ International Students and Allies: Welcome to Michigan State University!

We are so glad to have you studying here at Michigan State.  This page is specifically for you, with resources to help you in your transition and life at Michigan State.

  • Please remember that all students, staff, and faculty—regardless of their age, color, disability status, gender, gender identity, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or weight—are protected by MSU’s anti-discrimination policy. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly because of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or any of these other factors, you can report this incident to the university. Learn more at the Office of Institutional Equity’s page for LGBTQA+ community members and file a report on their page here.

Additionally, there are many organizations throughout the world supporting transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex communities and rights. These are just a few of them with websites in English:

If you ever have any questions, or would like to be connected to the various LGBTQA+ student organizations here on campus or our programs, stop by our office in 302 Student Services on the north side of campus.  You can also e-mail us at