Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative

East Engagement Center

  • Hubbard Hall, Room C130
  • 964 Hubbard Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • (517) 884-3501
Mon - Thur 8AM - 8PM Fri 8AM - 5PM

Academic Orientation and Transitions

Learn about MSU’s Learning Goals, enroll in courses, become familiar with resources, get a taste of campus life & see what it means to be a Spartan.

Chemistry 141 Tutoring

Get free help from recitation instructors in the chemistry help room or neighborhood engagement centers. Schedules are posted on D2L & course website.

Major: Changing a Major

Students can submit an online major change form and/or see an advisor in the NSSC or in their college.

MSU Libraries Peer Research Assistants

PRAs help find information for research papers, search for articles or books, and connect you to the library services that will help you most.

Major: No Preference

Students who are below 56 credits and who have not declared a major. Students are assigned to an advisor in the NSSC.

Math Learning Center

Get free help for 1825, 100 & 200 level math classses, and even some upper-level courses. Courses not supported by MLC: MTH 101, 102, 201 & 202.

Office of the University Ombudsperson

The Office of the University Ombudsperson is a resource for students to support success initiatives for grade disputes, academic misconduct, as well as any other complaints/concerns a student may have with the university.

Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC)

NSSC advisors are the primary academic advisors for students who have not declared a major preference.

Social Science Help Rooms

Offers a variety of support options for students, including drop-in tutoring & review sessions for partner courses in CJ, EC, HST, IAH, ISS, & SOC.

Writing Center

Services for all students—from freshmen to ESL students to graduate students—in all stages of the writing process and for any type of assignment.

Career Services Network

Career Services serve students from freshman year through graduation and beyond in selecting the right major, exploring career options, looking for a part-time job or internship, or preparing for an interview.

Career Advising

Career advising can help at every stage of planning for life after MSU. Schedule a career advising appointment for one-on-one advising.

Major: Changing a Major

Students can submit an online major change form and/or see an advisor in the NSSC or in their college.

EXCEL Network

A holistic approach to experiential learning, career education, student advising, & alumni networking to chart successful paths to meaningful careers

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Forests Forevery Scholars Program

The Forests Forever Scholars, FFS, Program provides opportunities for leadership development and further learning outside the classroom.

LeaderShape Institute

An intensive, energizing, and unique 6-day educational experience designed to develop college students to lead with integrity.

Major: No Preference

Students who are below 56 credits and who have not declared a major. Students are assigned to an advisor in the NSSC.

Major: Picking a Major

Learn about majors by: attending Marathon of Majors, seeing an advisor, or taking an exploratory course, freshman seminar, or career assessment.

Peer Career Advising

Meet with a peer for help with resumes, figuring out Handshake and learning about ways to find a part time job or internship

Residential Business Community (RBC)

The RBC experience prepares students to be business leaders and encourages their own professional development throughout their college experience.

Running Start

Running Start is MSU’s multi-disciplinary program that helps equip students for life as a working musician in the 21st century.

International Students & Scholars (OISS)

The mission of the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is to provide support to MSU’s international students, scholars and families.

Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience (MRULE)

Discussions and events designed to bring students from all backgrounds together to promote multiracial unity and diversity.

Multicultural Business Success Academy

MBSA extends the Summer Business Institute experience into the freshman year by providing additional resources and support.

Summer Business Institute

An intensive, week-long residential learning experience for mutlicultural students that includes seminars, training workshops & team activities.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

Provides career counseling, personal advising, & academic support to first-generation college students, students who come from low-income backgrounds, & disabled students.

Counseling Center

MSU Counseling Center serves as the central access point for students seeking mental health services on campus.

Olin Health Clinics

Conveniently located in Hubbard, Brody, Holden and McDonel Halls, these clinics are open to any student for treatment of illness or minor injuries.

Group Exercise

Trained Instructors show you how to have fun & get stronger by using cardio, strength training, dance, & stretch movement exercises to great music.

Neighborhood Group Fitness Classes

From yoga, to zumba and cardio kickboxing, group exercise classes are offered for free throughout the week in every neighborhood.

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)

The RCPD is committed to lead Michigan State University in maximizing ability and opportunity for full participation by persons with disabilities.

Counseling Center

MSU Counseling Center serves as the central access point for students seeking mental health services on campus.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

CAMP offers individuals with migrant or seasonal farm work backgrounds a unique opportunity to begin an undergraduate program in MSU.

Engineering and Science Success Academy (ESSA)

A 7-week, residential, academic intensive program designed to acclimate incoming freshmen with both the academic & environmental aspects to college.

FAME: Foster Academics, Mentoring Excellence

A resource center for foster youth alumni, as well as for youth who were in kinship care, have experienced homelessness, or are otherwise independent.

First Year Mentor Program

Supports First Year Students in their transition to James Madison/MSU and encourages successful academic and personal development.

Forests Forevery Scholars Program

The Forests Forever Scholars, FFS, Program provides opportunities for leadership development and further learning outside the classroom.

Greek Life

With over 60 organizations, Greek Life promotes self-governance, leadership development, academic achievement, community service and friendship.

Honors College First Generation

The First Generation Honors Association assists first-generation HC members in their transition to college and fosters their continued success.

INQUIRE Program

The program offers the opportunity for you to take your science courses with a cohort in an encouraging and supportive environment.

International Students & Scholars (OISS)

The mission of the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) is to provide support to MSU’s international students, scholars and families.

LateNights at the LBGT Resource Center

The Center is open 5-7pm Mon-Wed to assure that students have a place to connect with other LBGTQ+ students to study, play, or connect with staff.

LeaderShape Institute

An intensive, energizing, and unique 6-day educational experience designed to develop college students to lead with integrity.

LBGTQ+ Student Support Specialist

The Center has trained staff members to help navigate coming out, breaking-up, or anything that impacts student physical, mental, & academic wellness.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Resource Center

Leads university-wide initiatives that prepare students to thrive in our diverse world, & enhances the campus climate & support services for students.

Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience (MRULE)

Discussions and events designed to bring students from all backgrounds together to promote multiracial unity and diversity.

Meet Your Neighbors

Knock on our door. Give us a high-five.

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  • Sarah M. Evans-Cain
  • Administrative Assistant, East Neighborhood Engagement Center
  • Hubbard Hall, 964 Hubbard Rd., Room C130E
  • (517) 884-3501
  • evansca7@msu.edu
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  • Kang Li, PhD
  • Neighborhood Advisor, East
  • Hubbard Hall, 964 Hubbard Rd., Room 103A
  • (517) 884-3501
  • likang1@msu.edu
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  • Debra D. Thornton, MA
  • Advising Director, East
  • Hubbard Hall, 964 Hubbard Rd., Room 103D
  • (517) 884-3501
  • thornt28@msu.edu
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  • Eduardo Torres
  • Neighborhood Advisor, East
  • Hubbard Hall, 964 Hubbard Rd., Room 130B
  • (517) 884-3501
  • torrese@msu.edu

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