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Campus Safety Information and Resources

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Emergency Contact Numbers

  • Police – 911
  • Fire – 911
  • Medical Emergency – 911
  • 24/7/365 Counseling Support
    Call 1-866-743-7732 or
    More Information
  • Register to receive emergency text messages, 
    emails and phone calls at MSU Alert!
  • Michigan State University Police
    1120 Red Cedar Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824


University Police and Title IX Offices – locations, hours, phone numbers, email contacts


Safety and Security Services

Campus Security Systems

The MSU Department of Police and Public Safety uses a system of surveillance cameras and alarm systems throughout campus. In coordination with other campus units such as Student Life and Engagement, DPPS has deployed or has access to video cameras in research facilities, parking areas, event venues, and every residence hall.

In addition, electronic access controls are in place on the perimeter doors of all campus buildings as well as the access doors to the living spaces in residence halls. Intrusion alarms, including motion detection, forced open doors, and duress buttons are monitored 24 hours a day by DPPS with law enforcement personnel responding to alarms.

Emergency Phones and Communications

Outdoor emergency phones are in a variety of parking lots and walkways throughout campus. Emergency phones are marked by signage and an illuminated green light. Phones provide a single push-button activation to dial 911 as well a keypad to dial any on-campus phone number including CATA night-time transportation services. Several "green light" emergency phones also have surveillance cameras installed overhead.

"SafeMSU" campus safety app is available for download on Google and Apple app stores for free. The app has several features designed to keep the campus community safe including campus maps, emergency plans, and support resources.

Emergency messaging and mass notification is provided through Everbridge. All MSU faculty, staff, and students can maintain their own contact data through a self-service portal at All currently enrolled students and employees are automatically enrolled to receive emergency notifications and timely warnings. Delivery modes include email, SMS text messaging, and traditional phone calls.


Policies Pertaining to Minors on Campus


Campus and Community Resources for Student and Employee Survivors of Sexual Assault or Abuse


State of Michigan Handbook 


Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics