Student Services

Individual & Couple’s Counseling

One-on-one counseling services are offered to help students address concerns in a number of areas including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress management, family or other relationships, cultural identity, sexual orientation, trauma, and disability. Any student registered for one or more credits is eligible for an initial visit.  Additional services and/or referrals may be provided as resources permit.

Couples counseling is designed to assist couples with their relationship problems. It can be used to gain more insight into each other and to learn new and more effective ways of communicating. Any type of couple can seek counseling at MSUCC, including married, single, LGBT, roommates and/or housemates. In order to receive couples counseling one or both of the members in your couple must be currently enrolled as a Michigan State University student.

Group Counseling

The Counseling Center offers a variety of counseling, support, and educational groups each semester. Participants in groups benefit from the mutual support and learning that occurs from interaction with others who have similar concerns. For more information about our groups, or to schedule your pre-group interview, please call 517-355-8270.

Psychological Testing 

The MSU Counseling Center offers reduced cost testing and consultation services to students with learning, attention or other academic performance concerns.  Please call 517-355-8270 or come in to the Counseling Center (207 Student Services) for a walk-in screening.

Substance Abuse

Counseling Center substance abuse specialists are available to identify problems relating to students’ use of alcohol or other drugs and assist in recovery. Individualized assessment, counseling, and referrals are available. Call the Counseling Center at 355-8270 or stop by the Counseling Center in 207 Student Services Building.


The college years are a time when many students begin to sort out their values and figure out who they are. It is not uncommon for students to question their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and explore how to integrate these with the rest of their life.

Sexual Assault Program

The MSU Sexual Assault Program responds to the needs of those impacted by sexual violence and works to create a socially just community: free of violence, abuse of power, and oppression.

Psychiatry Services

Psychiatry Services are located at Olin Health Center. Consultation and treatment is provided for a wide range of mental health concerns including: mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, and psychosis.

Testing Office

Testing Services can help with: official test site and clearinghouse for computer-based and paper-based national exams, make-up orientation placement testing, testing services for the MSU Counseling Center, Testing (proctored) for Distance Learning, and G.E.D. testing in English and Spanish.

Student Resources

MSUCC Resources

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