Reporting Options

The reporting system at MSU can be overwhelming to understand and navigate.   There are resources available to you regardless of whether you choose to report the incident(s) or not.  

The Center for Survivors has Advocates who can help you understand options, access resources and support you.  

Many survivors need help with academic accommodations and interim measures after reporting and/or experiencing a traumatic event such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation..  


Where can I file a Report?

Believe Survivors

Office of Institutional Equity:
4 Olds Hall
(517) 353-3922

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) reviews concerns related to discrimination and harassment based on age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and weight under the University’s Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP) and Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM).  OIE staff is available to provide information on the policies, connect MSU community members to resources, investigate complaints, and provide training.

MSU Police Department
1120 Red Cedar Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-2221
Emergencies: 911

Michigan State University has a policy that prohibits relationship violence and sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The MSU Police Department handles the criminal investigation and works collaboratively with the MSU Office of Institutional Equity. If you feel you are the victim of a sexual assault or have been assaulted by a person you are in a relationship with, contact the MSU Police Department and the MSU Office of Institutional Equity.

MSU treats all reports filed with OIE seriously. Anyone is welcome to file a report with OIE, including students, faculty, staff, and guests. Both reports involving the Anti-Discrimination Policy and Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy may be filed online via the Public Incident Reporting Form (click here) or by calling OIE at 517-353-3922 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.