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 prior to submitting a report.

After a complaint is filed, the respondent (the accused student) will be sent an email to their 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.

Office of Student Support and Accountability Flowchart Student Conduct Process


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