Michigan State University and the surrounding community have numerous resources for individuals who are in crisis. You may contact a resource for yourself or another community member who you believe may need assistance.
If you are an MSU faculty/staff and have a student in crisis who you believe needs assistance, please consider the following resources. MSU RCPD does not provide 24-hour service and RCPD staff may not be able to immediately respond to communications via voicemail or email.
*Health and safety emergencies should be handled by dialing 911
MSU CAPS offers individual and group counseling, psychiatry services, and other mental health and wellness resources. If you are in crisis, call (517) 355-8270 and press "1" at the prompt to speak with a crisis counselor or visit CAPS' emergency resources page.
The Care and Intervention Team strives to promote individual well-being and success, while also prioritizing community safety. Utilizing a collaborative approach, the team is committed to identifying, preventing, assessing, intervening, and reducing threats to the safety and well-being of the MSU community.
- Provide a safe and supportive physical and emotional environment for members of the university community.
- Identify, assess, and intervene with individuals who are struggling or who demonstrate concerning or threatening behavior.
- Provide support and resources to community members who are concerned for another individual.
If the situation is an emergency, call 911
What should be reported?
- Thoughts of suicide or harming self
- Threats or acts of violence to others
- Acts of physical harm to self
The MSU Center for Survivors provides counseling, advocacy, and support groups to MSU students who are sexual assault survivors and all others who are impacted by sexual violence. To schedule an appointment with a Counselor or Advocate, please call 517-355-3551 during regular business hours. Crisis Line: (517) 372-6666.
MSU EAP is a confidential counseling service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees, and their families.
MSU Safe Place provides advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information, and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children. All support services are free and confidential.