Welcome to the Office of Student Support & Accountability

The Office of Student Support & Accountability (OSSA) supports student success by ensuring a civil and inclusive learning environment based on academic and personal integrity. All community members have a responsibility for establishing, maintaining, and fostering a commitment to our shared values, ethical decision-making, and personal and collective excellence. OSSA supports personal and community accountability and addresses conduct inconsistent with the Spartan Code of Honor with honesty, respect, and fairness. 

The Latest from OSSA

In light of the tragic events experienced by our community on February 13, 2022, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is maintaining a website for crisis support and updates. Please check out the information and share with anyone you think might benefit from it.

Check out OSSA Assistant Director Jake Kasper's take on ChatGPT and Academic Integrity


Our Values

We work to ensure equity for individuals within our systems, processes, and communities.
We hold integrity at the center of our work with students, campus partners, and ourselves.
We engage individuals and groups in processes that enhance learning and development for students and the campus community.

1Equity recognizes the unique identities and experiences of individuals and employs resources and opportunities to meet the needs of both individuals and communities.
2Integrity is a commitment to honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. 
3Learning is a process that leads to change, which occurs as a result of experience and increases the potential for improved performance and future learning.

Filing a Complaint with OSSA

On-campus residents are encouraged to initiate the reporting/complaint process by speaking with their Community Director, who may also provide more immediate support and resources.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the general public may report alleged misconduct by students via our public reporting tool.

  • As the student conduct process at MSU is complainant-driven, we encourage you to contact us at (517) 884-0789 or via email at conduct@msu.edu prior to submitting a report.

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold Michigan State University more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.

Black Lives Matter  

Hate, racism, anti-Blackness, and white supremacy harm individuals and communities. Our team is committed to building an inclusive environment at MSU and supporting genuine change that meets the needs of our campus and world.