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.

Who can file a complaint?

MSU faculty, staff & students can file a formal complaint.

What happens after a complaint is filed?

Respondent (accused) will receive an email (at their @msu address), inviting them them to attend an informal meeting where they will be given a copy of the complaint, be informed about their rights & responsibilities, and e presented with a variety of resolution options.

What happens if the respondent is found responsible?

Potential sanctions range from a formal warning to dismissal from Michigan State University. For more information, see Article 4 of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

How do I file a complaint?

To request that staff member contact you about a possible complaint, CLICK HERE.

On-campus residents may initiate the process by speaking with their Community Director who may also be provide more immediate support and resources.

Off-campus students, faculty & staff may initiate the process by contacting Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at (517) 355-8286 or via e-mail at



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