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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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.  READ MORE.

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Marathon of Majors

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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A House Divided: America Divided Screening and Dialogue

Oct 9

A House Divided: America Divided Screening & Dialogue

Hosted by Michigan Truth Racial Healing and Transformation of Lansing

Monday, October 9 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Faith Lutheran Church, Okemos, MI
4515 Dobie Rd., Okemos, MI 48864

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TRHT Work Day: Creating the Vision

Oct 9

Hosted by Michigan Truth Racial Healing and Transformation of Lansing

Registration Required:

Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality with Robyn Ochs

Oct 16

Beyond Binaries:  Identity and Sexuality with Robyn Ochs

Hosted by LBGT Resource Center

Monday, October 16, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hidden Figures: Uncovering the Contemporary QTPOC Activists in Black and Brown Communities

Sep 25

Monday, September 25th, at 7:30 PM at the LBGT Resource Center. 

Color Me Queer is a discussion group open to all who are interested in discussing societal issues that span sexuality, gender, and race. At our first discussion in the series, we'll be exploring the activism of queer and trans people of color, discussing why that work often goes unseen, and what we can do in our own activism to elevate the voices and work of QTPOC activists.

MSU Law Spartan Preview Day

Oct 13

MSU Law is hosting its annual Spartan Preview Day on Friday, October 13, from 9:00am-1:15pm. This is a great opportunity for any interested students to learn about the application process, program offerings at the law school, and much more. Information about the event and where students can RSVP to attend can be found below.

Also, our application for the entering  fall class of 2018 is available. Students can apply now!

CHAE Speaker Series: The First Amendment & Public Universities: Understanding the Law, Policy, and Higher Education

Oct 5


The First Amendment and Public Universities: Understanding the Law, Policy, and Higher Education

Michael A. Lawrence, Professor of Law & Foster Swift Professor of Constitutional Law, MSU College of Law

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 2:30pm

252 Erickson Hall


The First Amendment has a long and important history within U.S. public universities. Protecting five basic freedoms including freedom of speech, it ties directly to issues of academic freedom in higher education. As such, and in light of recent controversies, it is essential for faculty, staff, and students to understand this important constitutional provision and its connection to policy and practice on college campuses. In this session, Professor Lawrence will discuss the First Amendment as it relates to public universities, highlighting individual rights, permissible limits, and the unique aspects of the academy that make this protection so essential to our everyday operation.

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Master's Degree in Human Resources & Labor Relations Fall 2017 Information Session

Oct 8

Information Session includes a Question and Answer Student Panel, Information on Creating a Competitive Admissions Packet, and Internship & Career Placement Information. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Education Abroad Expo

Sep 28

The 2017 Education Abroad Expo is next Thursday, September 28th from noon to 6:00 pm at the Breslin Center.

This is a great opportunity for students to explore program options by talking with program leaders, representatives from partner institutions, former participants, and staff from support units all in one place.

For more information, visit the Education Abroad Expo webpage.

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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.  READ MORE


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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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