Rights and Responsibilities

The process for the establishment and adjudication of regulations governing student conduct are set forth in Michigan State University Student Rights and Responsibilities. Based on the principle of student involvement, there is both a specific legislative process and a comprehensive judicial system which governs undergraduate students. To the extent that interest motivates personal involvement, there continue to be broad avenues for student participation in the governance process.

  • The Governance System
  • The Student Conduct System
    • What does the Student Conduct System do?
    • Relationship of the Conduct System to Campus Governance
    • Other Hearing Bodies
    • Graduate Judicial Structure
    • Employment Hearing or Grievance Procedures
    • Medical Student Hearing Board Structure
    • OCR Resolution Office


  • Financial Aid

    Over 65 percent of MSU students receive financial aid. Many receive aid from more than one source. The Office of Financial Aid assists students as part of the University’s commitment to providing equal opportunity and equal access to all qualified students.


  • Anti-Discrimination Policy

    The Anti-Discrimination Policy, or ADP, outlines the types of prohibited discrimination and harassment at MSU. Under the ADP, university community members are prohibited from engaging in acts 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.