The student conduct system is designed to support the educational mission of the University by supporting community standards, while protecting the associated rights and responsibilities of students. As such, students whose behavior reportedly violated community standards (i.e., University policy), may be referred to the student conduct system for review.
Filing a Complaint
MSU faculty, staff, and students can file a formal complaint. On-campus residents are encouraged to initiate the 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. However, as the student conduct system at MSU is complainant driven, we encourage you to contact us (517) 884-0789 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting a report.
After a complaint is filed, the respondent (the accused student) will be sent an email to their @msu.edu email address informing that a complaint has been filed and requesting the respondent to attend an informal meeting with an administrator in the Office of Student Support & Accountability. At that meeting, the respondent will be given a copy of the complaint, informed about their rights and responsibilities, and provided options on how to resolve the complaint.
Student Conduct Process Flowchart
To download a PDF version of the Student Conduct Process Flowchart, click here.
ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY RESOURCES AND SUPPORT
PRINTABLE RESOURCES REGARDING THE STUDENT CONDUCT SYSTEM
- Conduct Process Flow Chart (.pdf)
- Hearing Guide for Participants (.pdf)
- Hearing Guide for Participants (Word)
- Student Regulations – Abridged Version (.pdf)
- MSU Student Disciplinary Process vs. The Criminal Justice System (.pdf)
- Medical Amnesty (State of Michigan Law) (.pdf)
- Interim Suspension Process (.pdf)
- Student Support Resources (.pdf)
- Student Support Resources (Word)