Resources

If you or someone you know has been affected by relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, or sexual violence, know that you are not alone. Help is available.

  • Campus Resources

    The Know More campaign has created an interactive Relationship Violence & Sexual Misconduct (RVSM) resource poster. This poster is not a comprehensive representation of all resources available to the MSU community, but it is a starting point to raise awareness of students, faculty, and staff about the RVSM resources available on and around campus. 

    MSU Sexual Assault Program (Confidential Resource)
    The MSU Sexual Assault Program (SAP) provides FREE and confidential individual counseling, support groups, and advocacy to MSU students who are survivors of adult sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. There are a variety of groups for all gender identities. The 24-hour hotline and advocacy services are offered to anyone in the greater Lansing community. 
    To get more information call: (517) 355-3551
    24/7 Crisis line: (517) 372-666
    Crisis chat is also available on website 7 days/week 10 am – 10 pm.

    MSU Safe Place (Confidential Resource)
    MSU Safe Place is a program that addresses relationship violence and stalking. They are located on campus and serve students, faculty, staff, their spouses/partners and non-affiliated members in the greater Lansing Area. They provide advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children. All support services are free and confidential.
    To get more information call: (517) 355-1100

     

    Counseling and Psychiatric Service (Confidential Resource)
    The place on campus for students seeking help for a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress management, homesickness, adjustment or acculturation, relationships, gender identity and sexual orientation (LBGTQ) concerns, substance abuse, trauma, eating or body image concerns, and other personal mental health concerns.
    To make an appointment call: (517) 355-8270

    MY SSP 24/7/365 counseling through CAPS
    Attending college or university, graduate school or medical school is an exciting life experience.  It can also be a time of change, adjustment, and stress. My SSP is here to help, accessible 24/7/365. 
    https://caps.msu.edu/services/ISSP.html

     

    Employee Assistance Program (Confidential Resource)
    The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees, and their families.
    To make an appointment call: 517-355-4506

    MSU People Search: How to Restrict Your Directory Information
    https://reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/Notices/PrivacyGuidelines.aspx

    Office of the Ombudsperson (Confidential Resource)
    The Office of the Ombudsperson was established to assist students in resolving conflicts or disputes within the University. They also help staff members, instructors, and administrators sort through university rules and regulations that might apply to specific student issues and concerns. In addition to helping members of the MSU community resolve disputes, they also identify MSU policies that might need revision, and refer them to the appropriate academic governance. These duties are carried out in a neutral, confidential, informal, and independent matter.

     
    MSU Psychological Clinic (Confidential Resource)
    The MSU Psychological Clinic offers a wide range of therapy and assessment services to the general public. They focus on high-quality, evidence-based clinical treatments that are grounded in research and tailored to the specific needs of their clients


    MSU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic (Confidential Resource) 
    The MSU Couple and Family Therapy clinic provides a combination of therapy services, scholarship, research, and community outreach.


    ASMSU Safe Ride
    Safe Ride is a late night transportation service provided to members of the Michigan State University community as a safe and free alternative to walking home alone after dark. Please be prepared for wait times that can exceed 30-45 minutes due to rider demand.
    (517) 884-8069

  • Community Resources

    End Violent Encounters (EVE) (Confidential Resource)
    EVE’s mission is to provide shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic violence while seeking to end domestic violence through public awareness and community education.
    Crisis line: (517) 372-5572

    Firecracker Foundation
    The Firecracker Foundation honors the bravery of children who have survived sexual trauma by building a community invested in the healing of their whole being. Firecracker Foundation provides services to children and teens who have survived sexual trauma with holistic therapeutic services.

    Capital Area Response Effort (Confidential Resource)
    Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) is a post-arrest crisis response team that works with area police departments to provide immediate crisis intervention following the arrest of domestic violence. CARE also provides advocacy services to any survivor of domestic violence in the greater Lansing area.

    CATA Night Owl Services
    The Night Owl provides late night/early morning campus service at times when other CATA bus services are not running. Passengers may travel between any two locations on MSU campus. Rides are restricted to campus only.

    Legal Services of South Central Michigan
    Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) provides free legal advice and representation to low-income individuals, families, and older adults in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw Counties.


    Personal Protection Order Office
    EVE’s Personal Protection Office provides information about and may provide assistance in filling out paperwork to obtain a Personal Protection Order (PPO). Victims of sexual violence are eligible to apply for a PPO and are no longer required to show a pattern of abuse.


    Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
    The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing (WCGL) is a private non-profit organization that provides services to women in the Lansing area. WCGL offers counseling and support groups to sexual assault survivors.


    McLaren – Greater Lansing Hospital


    Sparrow Hospital SANE Program– Lansing
    The goal of the sexual assault nurse examiner program is to provide free, coordinated, timely, comprehensive, and compassionate care to pediatric and adult victims of sexual assault 24-hours a day.
    (517) 364-3931

  • Statewide Resources

    Statewide Sexual Assault Hotline
    Hotline is available for anyone who has ever experienced sexual assault. Hotline is available 24 hours a day.
    Hotline: 1-855-VOICES4

     

    Equality Michigan (EQMI)

    Equality Michigan (EQMI) is Michigan's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) political adovacy organization. The organization's primary goal is to connect victims of individual incidents of bias, discrimination, harassment, and violence, including intimate partner violence, to the support, referral, and navigational services they need to achieve justice. 


    Michigan Crime Victims’ Rights
    The Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission (CVSC) is a state agency within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. CVSC is in charge of funding and services for victims of a physical crime.


    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – Advocacy Resource Center
    The Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) is a direct service program that provides voluntary assistance and support to victims / survivors and their children regardless of law enforcement involvement or length of time since the assault, abuse and / or crime.



  • National Resources

    Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI)

    Cyber Civil Rights Initiative is a non-profit organization that serves thousands of victims around the world and advocates for technological, social, and legal innovation to fight online abuse. Victims of revenge/nonconsensual pornography can access free, confidential support 24/7 by calling the helpline.

    24/7 National Helpline: 844-878-2274

     

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
    The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
    Online chat service is available 24/7/365

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline operates around the clock, seven days a week confidential and free of cost, support to victims of domestic violence.

    Crisis line: (800) 799-7233 (Spanish services available)
    Crisis chat
    available on website 24/7/365

    National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline/Website
    loveisrespect’s purpose is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.
    Chat at
    www.loveisrespect.org
    Text
    LOVEIS to 22522*
    24/7 National Helpline: 1-866-331-9474

     

    National Sexual Violence Resource Center
    The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies.

    To find local and national resources, use the NSVRC Directory of Organizations: Website: https://www.nsvrc.org/organizations


    National Center for Victims of Crime

    The National Center for Victims of Crime has a number of resources available to assist victims of crime. The National Help Line, VictimConnect, provides help for victims of any crime nationwide and can be reached by phone or by online chat.

    VictimConnect Line: 1 (855) 4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)

     

    Strong Hearts Helpline (Confidential)
    The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering support and referrals to resources daily from 8am to 11pm EST. 
    Helpline: 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) 

    Polaris Project
    Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate
    National Human Trafficking Hotline:
    1-(888) 373-7888
    BeFree Textline TEXT “BeFREE” (233733)

  • Resources for Survivors who Identify as Men

    MaleSurvivor
    MaleSurvivor is dedicated to providing personalized support for men at every state of the healing process. They provide support groups, resources, community building events, and more. 

    1in6
    The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive seuxal experiences live healthier, happier lives. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community. They offer a 24/7, free and anonymous, helpline chat. 

  • LGBTQ Resources

    Equality Michigan (EQMI)

    Equality Michigan (EQMI) is Michigan's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) political adovacy organization. The organization's primary goal is to connect victims of individual incidents of bias, discrimination, harassment, and violence, including intimate partner violence, to the support, referral, and navigational services they need to achieve justice. 

     

    Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
    Community United Against Violence (CUAV) works to support the wellness of predominantly low- and no-income LGBTQ people surviving violence or abuse. They offer support groups and advocacy-based peer counseling. 

    The Network/ La Red
    This is a bilingual organization (English/Spanish). They offer services to LGBTQ people and anyone who is part of SM/kink and polyamorous communities. Their hotline is there for anyone who just wants to talk or is looking for safe spaces, temporary homes, and other resources related to leaving an abusive relationship.

    24-hour hotline: 617-742-4911


    The New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
    The NYC Anti-Violence Project offers free, bilingual (English/Spanish), 24-hour, 365-day-a-year crisis intervention hotline that is staffed by trained volunteers and professional counselor/advocates. They provide support to LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of any type of violence, as well as to those who love and support survivors, including those who have lost a loved one to violence. 
    24/7 English/Spanish Hotline: 212-714-1141

    The Trevor Project 
    Trained counselors are available to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline. 
    Crisis line: 1-866-488-7386
    Crisis Chat available on website

    TransLife Line
    A free national hotline dedicated to helping transgender folx in critical times through direct service, material support, advocacy, and education.
    Crisis line: 866-565-8860

  • Resources for Persons with Disabilities

    National Deaf Domestic Violence Hotline
    The National Domestic Violence Hotline partners with Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services to provide a Hotline staffed by Deaf Advocates who communicate in American Sign Language and answer calls and emails 24/7.

    National Hotline: 1-855-812-1001

    Email: nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org

    MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities
    The team of professionals at the RCPD is ready to assist students, employees and visitors with resources that create an environment of opportunity.

  • Multicultural and International Student Resources

    MY SSP counseling chat through CAPS
    Attending college or university, graduate school or medical school is an exciting life experience.  It can also be a time of change, adjustment, and stress. My SSP is here to help, accessible 24/7/365. This counseling service through CAPS allows you to access a mental health professional in your native language.

    Michigan Immigrations Rights Center
    The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) is a legal resource center for Michigan's immigrant communities. MIRC works to build a thriving Michigan where immigrant communities experience equity and belonging.

    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – Advocacy Resource Center
    The Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) is a direct service program that provides voluntary assistance and support to victims / survivors and their children regardless of law enforcement involvement or length of time since the assault, abuse and / or crime.

    Strong Hearts Helpline
    The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering support and referrals to resources daily from 8am to 11pm EST. 
    Helpline: 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) 

  • Reporting Resources

    MSU University Policy on Relationship Violence & Sexual Misconduct
    Michigan State University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff that is fair, humane, and responsible – an environment that supports career and educational advancement on the basis of job and academic performance.

    MSU Office of Institutional Equity
    The MSU Office of Institutional Equity investigates allegations of relationship violence, stalking, sexual misconduct, or anti discriminatory policy violations involving MSU students, faculty, and staff.

    MSU Police Department
    In 2014, the MSU Police Department established a Special Victims Unit (SVU) which continues to be an innovative team of sworn officers and detectives at the forefront of best practices. The Special Victims Unit investigates incidents of criminal sexual conduct, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, hate crimes, and missing persons. The officers and detectives assigned to the SVU have received specialized training in trauma-informed interviewing, including the neurobiology of trauma, and utilize a victim-centered approach during investigations.

    MSU Misconduct Hotline
    Michigan State University has implemented a telephone and web reporting Hotline to help maintain adherence to ethical practices. The purpose of the Hotline is to provide an anonymous method to report known or suspected misconduct for Michigan State University related to fiscal matters, conflicts of interest, employment, medical/HIPAA, research, safety, athletics, discrimination/harassment, privacy, retaliation, or any other area of legal, policy, or ethical concern not specifically listed.

    The expanded Misconduct Hotline does not replace the University Reporting Protocols regarding child abuse, sexual assault or child pornography.
    To make a report call: (800) 763-0764

    MSU Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
    The campus disciplinary system provides a means of addressing allegations that students have violated University standards for personal conduct, and protects student rights against infringement by members of the University community.

This list was updated August 9, 2019.