Security & Fire Safety Report

October 1, 2019

Safety and Security Information

At Michigan State University (“MSU”), we take safety very seriously. Each member of the campus community—students, faculty, and staff—should take an active role in preventing and reporting incidents that jeopardize safety on and around campus. Please review this information carefully.

MSU, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (“Clery Act”), has published this document to provide its students and employees with an overview of the University’s security and safety resources, policies, and procedures. A hard copy of this document may be obtained by contacting the Department of Student Life. The University also reports the annual crime and fire statistics contained in this report to the U.S. Department of Education.

This report contains general information about the campus, police and public safety resources, reporting crimes, coordination between law enforcement agencies, fire and medical emergencies, crime and fire prevention, victim support services, the law and University policies, campus facilities, residence hall security, crime statistics, fire statistics, the crime and fire log, the University’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Policy, and the MSU Drug and Alcohol Policy. It also contains information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug and alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

Campus crime statistics included in this report are gathered from a variety of sources, including campus and local law enforcement agencies and campus officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, referred to as Campus Security Authorities (“CSA’s”). The MSU Clery Coordinator, Jacquelynn Kittel, prepares the report. Her contact information is:


Jacquelynn Kittel
Assistant General Counsel and Clery Coordinator
Office of the General Counsel
426 Auditorium Road, Room 494
East Lansing, MI 48824

The University established a Clery Compliance Committee in 2015, chaired by the Clery Coordinator, to enhance efficiency and coordination to provide an effective response to Clery Act obligations, including the drafting of this report. This group is made up of representatives from: Student Affairs & Services, Dean of Students Office, Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance, Office of Institutional Equity, Office of the General Counsel, Athletics, International Studies and Programs, Residence Education and Housing Services, MSU Police Department, Student Health Services, Provost’s Office, Human Resources, Land Management, New Student Orientation, and Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance. The committee receives training and meets to ensure compliance is cohesive and coordinated. Specifically, the committee reviews policies and procedures related to Clery, the Annual Security and Fire Safety report drafts, and discusses ways to improve these various components of Clery compliance.