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Off-Campus Housing Fair


Looking for a place to live off-campus?

Attend the MSU Off-Campus Housing Fair

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
MSU Union Ballroom
2nd Floor Union Building

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore living options: on-campus and off-campus, learn about your legal rights as a tenant, enter drawings to win prizes, and much more!

  • 2018 OCHF Rules and Procedures
  • Landlord/Property Manager Housing Fair Registration –
    Registration open on or before July 9, 2018.  If you would like to be on our mailing list regarding housing fair registration, please email Erik Maillard at maillar2@msu.edu.

For more information, please contact:
Erik Maillard, Assistant Director of Student Life
maillar2@msu.edu


Freshman students (0-27 MSU credits) are required to live on campus in University owned housing for their first two semesters at MSU, unless they meet any of the following criteria:

Students who:

  • Will be living with a parent or legal guardian.
  • Will be 20 years of age on the 1st day of classes of the Fall semester.
  • Are married.
  • Are a military veteran with one or more year of active service.
  • Will be taking six or less credits starting the fall semester.

If any the above criteria apply to you, you are automatically approved to live off campus and can ignore the information below.

Any other freshman wanting to live off campus must be granted permission to live off campus in order to avoid being charged for University housing. Please note that exceptions will only be granted for those who can demonstrate extreme medical or financial need, or that they already lived on campus for two semesters (at MSU or elsewhere). To apply for an exception, please click on the following link: Housing Exception Application.

NOTE: Religious reasons alone are insufficient to grant an exception.


MSU Off-Campus Listing Service

Check out MSU’s Off-Campus Listing Service! This FREE service can help you find your perfect home through several unique features:

  • Advanced search filters (choose your price, number of rooms, bathrooms, etc.)
  • Roommate finder (find your new best friend)
  • Message boards (get advice and tips from fellow Spartans)
  • Educational resources (your guide to legal issues, finances, and other topics related to moving off-campus)

The Listing Service is offered in partnership by the MSU Community Liaison and the Department of Student Life.

For more information about off-campus living, contact:


Sunday, August 26, 2018

All Day Freshmen/Transfer Students move into Residence Halls. Please consult your move in schedule.

Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings are REQUIRED 

Locations and times vary in each neighborhood and will be posted in your Residence Hall.

James Madison College Welcome Reception

Club Spartan, 3rd Floor Case Hall

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For students and families. There will be snacks throughout the day, and James Madison College (JMC) faculty, alumni, and staff to welcome you and your families. THIS IS CRUCIAL! All JMC first-year students need to pick up t-shirts and name tags at this time. You will need to wear the t-shirt & name tag for Monday and Tuesday’s activities. Your families do not need to attend but are welcome to. COME AS YOU ARE!

One Book One Community

East Lansing High School Theater, 509 Burcham Drive

6:00 p.m.

Meet author Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as she discusses her experiences and talks about My Beloved World. Admission is first come, first serve. Doors open at 5:15 pm.

Admission Guidelines for the Kick-Off Event:

  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Community members will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. A simulcast will be set up in the cafeteria in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • Pictures, flash photography or recordings (including those with cameras, cell phones, tablets and other devices) are not permitted.
  • There will not be a book signing; however, a limited number of signed books will be available to purchase. More details TBA.

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Evening Activities

(Coordinated with Residence Education and Housing Services as an extension of community building activities.)

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

  • Bowling at MSU, MSU Union Bldg. (9:00 p.m. -.11:30 p.m.)
  • “Hawaiian Luau” Spartan Splash Party & Activities, IM West (9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
  • Ice Skating, Munn Ice Arena (10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.)

University Activities Board (UAB) Outdoor Movie

Dem Hall Field

9:30 p.m.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Fill the Bus Service Project

On going all day

Each college will have a focus area for donations to local community organizations. For details, watch for e-mails and other communications from your college. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call (517) 353-4400.

Returning students move into Residence Halls

8:00 a.m.

James Madison College (JMC) students

Meet promptly in the South Case Hall lobby

8:15 a.m.

Walk with the Madison group to the Breslin Student Events Center for the MSU Convocation. Madisonians will sit together in designated rows. WEAR YOUR JMC T-SHIRT AND NAME TAG!

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Fall Convocation and One Book One Community Presentation

Breslin Student Events Center. Doors Open at 7:00 a.m. YOU MUST BE SEATED NO LATER THAN 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

  • Fall Convocation is the formal ceremony that marks the beginning of each academic year that welcomes the newest members of MSU community to our “pioneer land-grant university.”Interim President John Engler, Provost June Pierce Youatt and representatives from each of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges will extend greetings to you during the event which will also include the One Book One Community book selection featuring My Beloved World author, Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor. As a new student, you are REQUIRED to attend this formal ceremony.

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Drop-In Days for Student Jobs

August 27 – 30, Career Services in 113 Student Services Building

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building all week! Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to polish your resume and advice for preparing for the Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 5.

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James Madison College (JMC) students, MSU Student Organization Fair

Wilson Auditorium Lobby

12:30 p.m.

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James Madison College (JMC) Colloquium

Wilson Auditorium

1:00 p.m.

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JMC LiveIt! Program

Wilson Auditorium

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

An awesome opportunity for James Madison College (JMC) first-year students to build a community with their classmates over the topics of diversity and inclusion. The JMC Live it! program introduces students to what to look forward to in Madison classrooms in terms of discussion, insight, and current topics.

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Multicultural Business Programs Open House

415 Eppley Center, Broad College of Business

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Food, prizes and corporate representatives will be there.

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Greek Fall Welcome

TBD (check back periodically for updates)

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Come down to The Rock on Farm Lane and enjoy free food, games and entertainment with one of the largest, most active communities at Michigan State. Fraternity and sorority life provides students with an opportunity find their “home away from home” here at MSU. The Greek Fall Welcome is hosted by all four governing councils that are represented at MSU including members from the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) and the Panhellenic Council (PC). This all-inclusive event brings together all 63 fraternity/sorority chapters at MSU and is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Greek Life and decide if joining a Greek organization is right for you. Regardless of whether you came to college seeking fraternal membership, or have never considered the idea, there is no better way to spend a September evening than with good food, new friends, and fun times.

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Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, And Transgender Resource Center (LBGT) Resource Center First-Year/Transfer Welcome

Student Services Building, Room 6 and 302 (the LBGTRC)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The LBGT Resource Center welcomes all new LGBTQA students to come together to learn more about our staff, meet other new and current LGBTQA students, and learn about campus resources and organizations. Resource center staff will be available to answer questions and facilitate community building. Participants get to head to U-Fest together following the Welcome!

Activities will include: board games, karaoke, food, resource sharing, coloring, giveaways, and a community art project!

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MSULBGTRC/.

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MSU Extension 4-H Alumni Open House

Atrium of Morrill Hall of Agriculture

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Current and former 4-H’ers currently attending MSU are invited to come together for networking and free dinner! MSU campus-based Extension staff will be on site to meet and greet 4-H alums. Pizza and beverages will be available, as well as more information on opportunities to engage with MSU Extension.

University Activities Board‘s 38th Annual U-Fest

MSU Union

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Free Activities: temporary tattoos, photos with Bronze Sparty, inflatables, Binglow, craft, free bowling, live music, Sparty. Free food and drink samples. Giveaways from our sponsors as well as an MSU laundry bag and blinky cup.

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The Moonlight Madness Event

2 Locations – Lake Lansing and Okemos Meijer Locations. Catch the special CATA Bus for free!

8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

  • Exclusively for MSU Students, Moonlight Madness provides a great opportunity to hop onto a FREE CATA (Capital Area Transit Authority) to two local Meijer Stores. This event provide free food, samples, prize, games and much more! While you don’t have to spend money to enjoy this free event, many students use this opportunity to complete their resident hall room décor, buy last school supplies, stock-up on snack or purchase a donation for the “Fill the Bus” Project. Buses begin loading from designated bus stop across campus at 8:00 p.m. and the last pick-up on campus is 11:15 p.m. Free return rides on CATA continue until the event ends at 12:00 midnight.
  • Free bus service!
  • Moonlight Madness Shopping Spree!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Fill the Bus Service Project  

On going all day

Each college will have a focus area for donations to local community organizations. For details, watch for e-mails and other communications from your college. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call (517) 353-4400.

Colloquium with Your College

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Please see the colloquium schedule for times and locations.

You are REQUIRED to attend this session that completes your introduction to your college and major. Each college will offer sessions where new students will learn more about activities in the college, and have a chance to talk in small groups with faculty and instructors about expectations and strategies for success in the particular field of study. The Undergraduate University Division will meet with “no preference” students.

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James Madison College (JMC) Impact of Policy in Practice, Wilson Auditorium, and dispersed in groups to Lansing area organizations for policy panels and discussion.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Wear your JMC t-shirts, nametags, and be thoughtful of your attire. You will be visiting JMC alumni and organizations. Note: You will be leaving campus during this time!

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Drop-In Days for Student Jobs

August 27 – 30, Career Services in 113 Student Services Building

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building all week! Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to polish your resume and advice for preparing for the Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 5.

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Music Student Organization Fair

Music Building Courtyard

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • This event follows the Music “College Colloquium”.

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Urban Educators Cohort Program Orientation

KIVA (103 Erickson Hall)

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This is a REQUIRED event for all Urban Educator cohort students.

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James Madison College (JMC) students, Hillbilly Elegy Book discussion

Wilson Auditorium

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • BRING YOUR BOOK! Be sure you have read the book! Small groups will be dispersed with faculty to other rooms after an introduction.

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The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Welcome Orientation Workshop and Open House

120 Bessey Hall

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Meet your Ability Access Specialist and learn about accommodations & services available to you. VISA accommodation letters will be provided to those who request them in advance. Faculty will be available for questions, and light refreshments will be served.

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Commuter/Transfer Student Meeting

B115 Wells Hall

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • New students to MSU who do not reside on campus are strongly encouraged to attend this session. Information on making MSU your “home away from home” and an opportunity to meet fellow commuting Spartans are the goals of this session.
  • Those students who have previously attended another post-secondary institution but are new to MSU are REQUIRED to attend this session. Important information about such topics as transfer of credits, parking, and feeling connected to MSU will be highlighted.

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Honors College Convocation

Kellogg Center Big Ten Rooms A/B

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

All Honors College students are invited and expected to attend this brief welcoming ceremony. The Convocation will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to sign up for Honors College student organizations and meet other Honors College students and Honors advisors.

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The “Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular”

Breslin Student Events Center, Munn Ice Arena & Surrounding Area

4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

You are strongly encouraged to join us for the “Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular” event showcasing some of our traditional programs with a touch of a few new and spectacular components. Spartan Spectacular will kick-off with a Fall Welcome Cookout. This will be followed by our traditional Sparticipation event which will highlight over 400 student organizations. Next up will be the biggest Pep Rally in the “Big Ten”, the Spartan Spirit event. Spartan Spirit will feature greetings by campus VIP’s, numerous athletic coaches, and the MSU homecoming court. MSU’s own magnificent MSU Marching band will be on hand as well, to provide lots of traditional MSU songs that will let you know you are truly at “the school known to all”! We will close out the evening with a spectacular Spartan fireworks. Don’t miss this spectacular Spartan event that will officially start your academic career.

The “Fall Welcome Spartan Spectacular”

Breslin Student Events Center, Munn Ice Arena & Surrounding Area

4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Fall Welcome Cookout – Food Service times 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (All residential dining halls will be closed from TBD) sponsored by the Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sparticipation sponsored by the Department of Student Life

8:00 p.m.

Spartan Spirit sponsored by the Department of Student Life and Spartan Athletics

9:00 p.m.

Spartan Showcase sponsored by the Department of Student Life

9:45 p.m.

Spartan Fireworks Show sponsored by the Department of Student Life

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CLASSES BEGIN

**A MONDAY schedule is observed on
Wednesday, August 29. All other days run as scheduled.

Fill the Bus Service Project

On going all day. Each college will have a focus area for donations to local community organizations. For details, watch for e-mails and other communications from your college. For more information, visit the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement website or call (517) 353-4400.

Please be aware that a Monday class schedule is observed on Wednesday 08/29/18. All others days run as scheduled.

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Drop-In Days for Student Jobs

August 27 – 30, Career Services in 113 Student Services Building

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Drop in to Career Services in the Student Services Building all week! Our career advisors will be available with resources to help you find a part-time job, tips to polish your resume and advice for preparing for the Student Job & Internship Fair coming up on Wednesday, September 5.

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Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetings are REQUIRED

Locations and times vary in each neighborhood and will be posted in your Residence Hall.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

All Day Freshmen/Transfer Students move into Residence Halls. Please consult your move in schedule.

Residence Hall Floor/Hall Meetingsare REQUIRED 

Locations and times vary in each neighborhood and will be posted in your Residence Hall.

James Madison College Welcome Reception

Club Spartan, 3rd Floor Case Hall

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For students and families. There will be snacks throughout the day, and James Madison College (JMC) faculty, alumni, and staff to welcome you and your families. THIS IS CRUCIAL! All JMC first-year students need to pick up t-shirts and name tags at this time. You will need to wear the t-shirt & name tag for Monday and Tuesday’s activities. Your families do not need to attend but are welcome to. COME AS YOU ARE!

One Book One Community

East Lansing High School Theater, 509 Burcham Drive

6:00 p.m.

Meet author Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as she discusses her experiences and talks about My Beloved World. Admission is first come, first serve. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Admission Guidelines for the Kick-Off Event:

  • There will be metal detector screening at the entrance and no bags, backpacks or purses will be permitted.
  • Community members will be seated on a first come, first serve basis. A simulcast will be set up in the cafeteria in the event of an overflow crowd.
  • Pictures, flash photography or recordings (including those with cameras, cell phones, tablets and other devices) are not permitted.
  • There will not be a book signing; however, a limited number of signed books will be available to purchase. More details TBA.

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Evening Activities

(Coordinated with Residence Education and Housing Services as an extension of community building activities.)

9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

  • Bowling at MSU, MSU Union Bldg. (9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.)
  • “Hawaiian Luau” Spartan Splash Party & Activities, IM West (9:00 p.m – 10:30 p.m.)
  • Ice Skating, Munn Ice Arena (10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.)

University Activities Board (UAB) Outdoor Movie

Dem Hall Field

9:30 p.m. 

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Below is only a partial list of our important campus partners with whom we collaborate regularly to support faculty, staff and students as they work with and through conflict.

Office of the University Ombudsperson – a confidential resource designed to assist students in resolving conflicts or disputes within the University, including but not limited to sorting through university rules and regulations, helping resolve disputes, and ensuring that the University operates within its own guidelines.

Student Rights Advocates – advise students on any case involving the various campus conduct systems (academic and personal), where a licensed lawyer is not allowed, offer consultation for students as they work toward resolving various university disputes.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) – provides support to students, faculty, and staff by assisting in decreasing stress, aiding the effort to provide a healthy environment, and helping students focus on personal and career goals.

MSU Community Liaison – provides a variety of housing resources for students who are considering moving off-campus and living in the local community (not just East Lansing), including a housing listing service, local moving resources, legal assistance, housing fair details, etc.

Graduate Student Life & Wellness – provides support and services uniquely tailored to students pursuing masters, doctoral or graduate professional degrees.

MSU Police – a fully functional police department whose mission is to to enhance the quality of life on campus, by building relationships, strengthening stewardship, and working collaboratively within our diverse community to reduce crime, enforce laws, preserve peace, and provide for a safe environment.

Housing Clinic – hosted by the MSU College of Law, the Clinic advances the cause of safe, decent, sanitary, fair, open, and affordable housing in mid-Michigan. Students deal with all aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship, including educating residents on their basic rights, working with tenants who are on the brink of eviction, assisting renters who are living in unsafe conditions, and connecting people with community resources.

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Restorative Justice: Justice That Heals!

Please join Student Life and Residence Education and Housing Services for our 3rd annual Restorative Justice Symposium on June 25, 2014.

This year’s program is intended to promote the use of restorative practices to both prevent and respond to harm in our communities. A central theme for this year’s event will focus on bullying but will have broad implications for a variety of harmful behaviors in a variety of contexts.

Our keynote speaker is Mr. Lee Rush. Lee has been a licensed trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School since 2002. As a representative of the IIRP, Lee has conducted restorative practices trainings in North America, South America and in the Caribbean Islands.  He has a particular passion and expertise on ways to prevent and respond to bullying. Lee is also the Executive Director of justCommunity, Inc, a youth development agency in Bucks County, PA. As a seasoned educator, trainer and speaker at numerous conferences and events, we look forward to hearing Lee’s thoughts and ideas for reducing behavioral problems and enhancing the overall learning environment.

Our featured speaker is Mr. Kevin Epling. Following the tragic loss of his son Matt, who committed suicide in 2002 after relentless bullying by his classmates, Kevin has become a nationally renowned speaker and activist in the bullying prevention movement. Kevin serves the Michigan State University community as a producer for the Big 10 Network and as the manager of University Photography and Video. Kevin is also a National Co-Director for Bully Police USA, a watch-dog organization which advocates for bullied children & reports on state anti bullying laws. Kevin is a gifted and experienced motivational speaker. We look forward to Kevin’s very personal and passionate story, and his critical messages about bullying prevention.

FINAL Schedule

Location: Snyder Hall

10:30 – 11:15 am            Registration/Poster Presentation (C202)

11:15 – 11:30 am            Welcome (C201 & 203)

11:30 – 12:00                  Lunch (C201 & 203)

12:00 – 12:30 pm            Intro to RJ@MSU (C201 & 203)

12:30 – 1:30 pm              Keynote (C201 & 203)

1:45 – 3:00 pm                Civic Engagement/Community Restoration

3:00 – 3:30 pm                Closing/evaluation (C201 & 203)

Details

Location – Snyder Hall on the MSU campus.

Registration – $10 for students, $20 for all others. Registration includes lunch, parking (for non MSU registrants), and a copy of The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities. Where appropriate, MSU employees are encouraged to apply for educational assistance to recover the costs of registration.

  • REGISTER NOW!
  • On-site registration MAY be offered pending the availability of space.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 517 355-8286 or via email at RJ@msu.edu.

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Summary of Restorative Justice at MSU Symposium

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In the spring of 2011 the Restorative Justice Committee at MSU had the pleasure of hosting the first Restorative Justice conference on campus.  Our goal for the event was to start a campus and community dialogue about Restorative Justice and how we can use its principles in our work.  We believe that we were able to reach these goals due to three main factors: the quality of information presented, the discussion generated throughout the Symposium, and the wide range of community members that were present.

Information Sessions

One of the most impactful sessions that we held at the Symposium was due to our amazing keynote speaker, Justice Janine Geske.  Her presentation was emotionally and intellectually stimulating to everyone present, as she provided real life stories detailing her use of Restorative Justice with criminal offenders.  As Justice Geske shared her experiences she was able to demonstrate the power of Restorative Principles in addressing the harm done to individuals and communities.  This speech was preceded by several excellent poster presentations. Some of these outlined research on the use of Restorative Justice Principles, and some displayed the work currently underway to spread the message about RJ as an option to MSU students, faculty and staff.   Also, a brief overview of Restorative Principles was presented in order to facilitate discussion about how they can be used in our community.

Case Studies and Discussion

Participants in the Restorative Justice Symposium were also invited to work through several case studies.  These case studies were based on actual conflicts that have happened within the MSU community.  While processing these scenarios, each participant was asked to consider the following focus questions: What might each of the people involved in the conflict be feeling?  How could Restorative Principles possibly be used to solve the conflict?  What kind of agreement could the people involved make to repair the harm done?  These case studies and focus questions served as a starting point for a meaningful dialogue about how Restorative Justice Principles can be used in real-life situations involving students, staff, faculty, or other community members.

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Campus and Community Partners

Finally, we feel that our success in creating a dialogue that will spread throughout the MSU community was also in part to the wide range of departments and programs that were represented.  Participants from the Department of Student Life, Department of Residence Life, School of Criminal Justice, SARV Program, Women’s Resource Center, Campus Living Services, Social Work Program, Ombudsman’s Office, Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions, Greek Life, Council of Graduate Students, Housing Assignments, College of Education, Student Affairs and Services, Office of Inclusion, and many others from various campus offices were in attendance.  In addition, there were also members of the greater Lansing community present, including participants from the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, Wesley Foundation at MSU, Community Mental Health, City of East Lansing, and the Resolution Services Center.

In summary, our hope is that we can continue to work with these MSU community members to talk about how to use Restorative Justice in our work with students, faculty, staff, and the community as a whole.  If you would like to comment on our Restorative Justice blog, please feel free to do so at the link provided under our “Testimonials and Blog” page located on the menu at the left.

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7th Annual RJ@MSU Symposium

Responding to Bias and Hate

June 13, 2018

 “A person is a person through other persons; you can’t be human in isolation; you are human only in relationships.

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

When:                   June 13, 2018, 12 – 5 pm

Where:                  Michigan State University

Expected Fees:    $25 for ALL students, $50 for ALL others.

This year, our focus will be on how educational institutions (K-12 thru college) can respond to hate speech and bias in a way that better meets the needs of those most affected. How can restorative responses improve our campus climate for those targeted by such behavior, while responding more effectively to those who cause harm. How can restorative practices improve the campus experience for students, faculty and staff alike? What role can we all play in creating inclusive and welcoming environments that allow all community members to reach their full potential?

To explore these issues, we will welcome, Dr. Patience D. Bryant is the Director for Student Conduct and Ethical Development at California State University at Long Beach, where she is overseeing the creation and implementation of the university’s first restorative justice program: W.A.V.E. (Welcoming Accountable Voices in Education). Dr. Bryant holds a doctoral degree in conflict analysis and resolution from Nova Southeastern University. She formerly served as the Associate Director for Campus Life & Student Development, ‎Texas A&M University-Commerce and the first Student Conduct Coordinator for the Department of Student Housing at the University of Mississippi, where she also introduced restorative justice into their current student conduct programs. Dr. Bryant was named a faculty fellow for the 2015 Donald D. Gehring Academy by the Association for Student Conduct Administrators and served as a faculty member for the Restorative Justice Track of the Donald D. Gehring Academy by the Association for Student Conduct Administrators in 2016 and faculty/track coordinator for Conflict Resolution with a Focus on Bias Response for the 2017 Gehring Academy. Breakout circles will explore promising applications of restorative practices to address harm, responsibility, and healing on college campuses.”

 REGISTER NOW – Space is limited

Seats limited to the first 50 participants

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2-Day Restorative Responses to Bias and Hate

“What would justice look like, if our first concern was the needs of those most affected?”

 

What:      Participants will receive experiential training on how they can respond to incidents of hate and bias from place that focuses on the needs of those most affected. For more information about restorative practices, please email us at RJ@MSU.

Training participants will:

  • Experience a variety of circle practices designed to both build individual and community capacity, as well as respond to and repair harm.
  • Learn how to prepare for and facilitate a variety of restorative practices, through experiential learning.
  • Identify implementation strategies for your own community.
  • Establish a network of colleagues and resources to support any strategic plan.
  • Enjoy snacks, refreshments, and a simple lunch.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Training will involve the use of role plays that draw from real life and are likely to evoke strong feelings and emotions. Therefore, it is important that participants come prepared for multipartial dialogue, and have explored intersectionality.

When:    June 14 & 15, 2018

                 8:30 – 5 pm both days

 Where:   Michigan State University

Cost:      $300 ($100 for full-time students)

REGISTER NOW!

Seats limited to the first 30 participants

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Hearing Board Descriptions

RESIDENCE HALL AREA BOARD (RHAB)

RHAB hears cases involving alleged violations in and around campus living units that do not rise to the level of a suspension or dismissal. Members MUST live on campus in University owned housing during their tenure on the board. RHAB typically meets either on Monday (or Wednesday) EVENINGS when classes are in session.

ALL-UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEARING BOARD (AUSB)

AUSB hears cases involving alleged violations in and around campus living units that do not rise to the level of a suspension or dismissal, and cannot be heard by another board or involve graduate students. AUSB typically meets on Thursdays EVENINGS (when classes are in session).

THE STUDENT FACULTY STAFF HEARING BOARD (SFSB)

SFSB hears cases involving serious allegations that warrant consideration of suspension or dismissal (e.g., issues involving safety and security, sale of drugs, harassment, assault, and weapons).  It is preferable for student members to have served on another board prior to serving on SFSB. SFSB typically meets on Tuesday EVENINGS when classes are in session.

UNIVERSITY STUDENT APPEALS BOARD (USAB)

USAB reviews the disciplinary files of decisions made by other hearing boards and administrators when an appeal is filed. USAB seldom meets with the students and/or staff involved in the cases. USAB has the authority to reverse, modify, and uphold prior decisions.  It is preferable for student members to have served on another board prior to serving on USAB. USAB typically meets on Monday or Friday afternoons (or other times) as needed.

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Department of Student Life
556 E. Circle Drive, Room 101 | Student Services Building East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-8286 | Fax: 517-353-5495