Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

Hi, Neighbor.

Welcome to the Neighborhoods. We're here to support you.

Everything at your fingertips, right in your own neighborhood

College is a time to grow, discover yourself and the world around you, and develop long-lasting relationships. Your Neighborhood Engagement Center is a unique space serving as your hub for tutors, advisors, health practitioners, and other consultants that can help you navigate through your college career.

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North Engagement Center

The North Neighborhood is comprised of Mason/Abbot, and Snyder/Phillips Halls, just north of the Red Cedar River and Campbell, Gilchrist, Landon, Mayo, Williams and Yakeley Halls, situated along Michigan and Grand River Avenues. The North Neighborhood Engagement Center is located in the MSU Union.

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South Engagement Center

The South Neighborhood is located southwest of Spartan Stadium, between West Shaw Lane and Trowbridge Road. The South Neighborhood is comprised of four residence halls: Case, Wonders, Holden and Wilson Halls. The South Neighborhood Engagement Center is located in Holden Hall.

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East Engagement Center

The East Neighborhood is located on the northeast side of campus near the intersection of Hagadorn and Shaw Roads. The East Neighborhood is comprised of three residence halls: Akers, Holmes and Hubbard Halls. The East Neighborhood Engagement Center is located in Hubbard Hall.

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Brody Engagement Center

The Brody Neighborhood is located on the west side of campus, just north of the Red Cedar River. Brody is comprised of six residence halls that surround Brody Hall, where many of the neighborhood's common services are located, including the Brody Neighborhood Engagement Center. The residence halls located within the Brody complex include: Armstrong, Bailey, Bryan, Butterfield, Emmons and Rather halls.

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River Trail

River Trail Engagement Center

The River Trail Neighborhood is located along the south bank of the Red Cedar River on Shaw Lane. The River Trail Neighborhood is comprised of four residence halls: McDonel Hall, Shaw Hall, Owen Graduate Hall and Van Hoosen Apartments. The River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center is located in McDonel Hall.

Resources for your every need

Located in every neighborhood, engagement centers provide the academic, intercultural, and health and wellness services needed for a successful journey at MSU. The best part? Free for all students.

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Academic support resources and advising to support developing effective academic skills.

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Career & Purpose

Support for finding one’s place at MSU relative to future major and/or career goals.

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Engagement with diverse populations and ideas to gain a sense of one's own identity and values.

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Health & Wellness

Assistance with managing self in terms of health and finances, identifying and reducing stress, as well as engaging in pro-health behaviors.

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Community Living

Development of social and peer connections at MSU; contributing to life in a respectful community; developing the ability to discuss, negotiate, and resolve conflict while negotiating multiple communities.

News + Events

Your source for the latest student news and events across campus.

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Initiative to Support Survivors of Relationship Violence

The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative reached out to students, faculty and staff to help support survivors of relationship violence, sexual assault or abuse by making Valentine's Day cards for clients (and their children) of MSU Safe Place and EVE Inc.  The MSU Community came together in all five Engagement Centers on Monday, February 12th between 8-3pm to help make 150 cards and candy bags.  The items were delivered Monday afternoonm and will be distributed to clients throughout the week.  We want to Thank the students, faculty and staff who came to support this initiative.

A Summit on Black Male Academic Success and Inclusion

“ The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative in support of the College of Education presents, “Making Relationships Work Summit: Black Male Academic Success and Inclusion”.

Space is Limited to first 175 registrants.

For more information and to register, go to:
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Sexual Assault Awareness Poster


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Genyne Royal Appointed Interim Assistant Dean for Student Success Initiatives & Director of the NSSC

The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education has appointed Dr. Genyne L. Royal as the interim assistant dean for student success initiatives and director of the NSSC.

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Marathon of Majors

Mar 14

Marathon of Majors provides an environment suitable
for quick conversations with academic and career
advisors, college representatives, campus resources
and community partners!

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Student Author Empowers Others to Pursue Collegiate Success

Stepping foot onto any college campus for the first time can be overwhelming for new students. These first steps represent more than putting shoe to ground. They represent the first moments of putting one’s best foot forward towards the next four years of collegiate success.  READ MORE.

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Welcome to the College Neighborhood

Not everyone can be Big Man on Campus. But Michigan State’s pioneering ‘Neighborhoods’ program aims to make every student feel like he or she belongs.  READ MORE.

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Best Colleges for Your Money - MSU Cracks Top 30

When it comes to using your college degree to get a job, and achieve success, Michigan State University is one of the top 30 universities in the nation, according to a new ranking by Money magazine.  READ MORE.

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Spartan Success Stories

Spartan undergraduates are connected and challenged in ways that translate into active learning, critical thinking, and, ultimately, higher graduation rates and career success -- strategic factors in MSU's Student Success Initiative. 


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How MSU is Helping Students Graduate on Time and Save Money

MSU will start encouraging students to carry full credit loads to graduate more quickly, cut their costs, and even earn better grades.

Michigan State's new "Go Green. Go 15." campaign urges students to take an average of 15 credits per semester or complete 30 credits in their first year of study by taking summer classes.  READ MORE.


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