At Mississippi State University, we believe in getting personal. Known throughout our history as "The People's University," our university provides the academic, leadership, and social opportunities to help each person excel. Your success—in whatever field of study or career goal—is our success. We take that mission seriously.
In staying true to our roots, it seems only fitting that the MSU community offers a variety of resources to help students achieve their potential. We realize that every student at our university is unique, and our resources on campus reflect this individualized perspective, by offering a variety of resources for whatever the student may need.
While some students may struggle academically and need the help from academic units and advisors, other students may feel a lack of connection with a friend network on campus or involvement. We hope this guide will serve as an outlet in connecting students to the many resources on campus which will help catapult their college career and lead to meaningful growth and development.
Many of the resources on our campus work collaboratively with other departments to create greater programs and initiatives that have a stronger impacts on our students and community.
Mississippi State University’s eight academic colleges offer over 175 majors, ranging (alphabetically) from Accounting to Wildlife and Fisheries.
MSU’s Career Center works to help all students develop the skills that will enhance their careers.
CAV is a national leader in providing services to MSU student veterans, service members, dependents and survivors.
The CTL offers faculty development programs that emphasize knowledge, techniques, and issues related to teaching and learning.
Computer-Based Testing Services administers national standardized examinations, such as the ACT, CLEP, GMAT, MCAT, TOEFL, and more.
The Dean of Students’ Office serves as a link among students, parents, MSU administration, and faculty.
Recreational Sports provides unique programs, services, and facilities that develop a healthy lifestyle.
From between-class snacks to full-course meals, MSU Dining Services provides dining and catering experiences for students, faculty, staff, and community.
The Office of Financial Aid provides the essential counseling and advice that students and parents need on grants, loans, and scholarships.
FYE courses are one-credit hour classes designed to connect with students through engaging activities and mentorship.
MSU’s 31 chapters promote a balance of academics, leadership, community service/philanthropy, and social events.
Health Promotion and Wellness offers services that help students maintain physically and emotionally healthy lifestyles.
HCDC encourages a climate in which all cultures, especially minority and international students, are valued.
Housing and Residence Life operates MSU’s residence halls, providing a virtual “home away from home” for students.
ITS provides services and support that students, staff, and faculty rely on for their high-tech lives.
The Longest Student Health Center provides services to meet the needs of its patients, working to help them achieve holistic health.
MSU’s Library staff provide resources and assistance to students and faculty in their learning and research.
The New Maroon camp introduces new students to MSU, showing them what it really means to be a Mississippi State Bulldog.
The Pathfinders program helps students understand the importance of class attendance.
The Registrar’s Office supports students, faculty, and alumni in the complete range of academic activities, from registering for classes to getting transcripts.
MSU’s Center for Student Activities includes groups like Music Maker Productions, the Student Association, the Difference of One, and the Lyceum Series.
Student Counseling Services provides both individual and group counseling that promote emotionally healthy living.
The Student Honor Code Office leads MSU’s efforts to promote academic integrity and to reduce academic misconduct.
SLCE works to educate, enlighten, and empower tomorrow’s leaders through service opportunities.
Student Support Services consists of the TRIO program and Disability Support Services.
The Office of Study Abroad offers students the opportunity to explore academic opportunities outside the United States.
The Math Domain is a free tutoring service that helps students succeed in high level math.
The Writing Center is dedicated to helping all students develop as writers and critical thinkers.
Undergraduate Academic Advising serves Undeclared and Special Non-Degree students.
The University Common Ministry serves in a support capacity for students in need of spiritual counseling or guidance.