MSU Celebrations

Spartans Will Stay Safe

Need-to-know messages for celebrating safely

As you begin the Fall semester, we encourage you to stay safe while enjoying your home away from home:

  • Travel in groups and stay with people you know and trust. Never leave a friend alone.
  • Call 911 if you find a fellow Spartan in need or if you see anything suspicious.
  • When traveling around campus and East Lansing, choose well-lit, highly traveled routes.
  • Lock your doors when sleeping or leaving your home or residence hall room. Never leave your valuables unattended. Know everyone who you let into your apartment, house, or residence hall.
  • If something does not seem safe, it probably isn’t. Trust your instincts. If you see something, say something! Text MSUPD along with your message to 274637.
  • Remember: No one is anonymous anymore. Think carefully before starting or joining in any kind of disturbance. Authorities review the news, online videos, and social media.

Helping friends be safe

  • Most students choose to watch out for friends during celebratory events and make plans to get home safely.
  • More than 9 out of 10 students approve of cutting off a friend who has had too much to drink.
  • More than 9 out of 10 students approve of getting medical help for a friend.
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 students say they would call 911 for a friend in need.
  • Of those students who choose to drink during a celebration, most eat before or while drinking to help limit the negative effects of alcohol.


Ask yourself…what would you do to help a friend?