Student life at Michigan State University is rewarding and challenging. Here are links to information that will help you make the most of your experience at the School of Social Work.

The School

The University

  • Office of the Registrar
    The Office of the Registrar is the place to go for anything having to do with student records and grades, or University guidelines, policies, and regulations.
  • FERPA: Student Rights Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    Michigan State University maintains student education records and is responsible for their access to and release in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g (FERPA). It is the policy of the University to comply with FERPA. This web site has the information and forms you might need.
  • Spartan Life
    Spartan Life: Student Handbook and Resource Guide is a helpful resource guide to campus programs and services, and also includes rules, regulations, rights and responsibilities that have been established in the interest of intellectual and personal development while protecting individual freedoms. It provides much of the essential information you will need to optimize your Spartan experience..
  • Academic Freedom for Students at MSU
    This report identifies rights and duties of students and provides for students a carefully prescribed system of due process. The report does not contain a general or abstract definition of academic freedom. Rather, the report is an operational definition with concrete application of the concept of academic freedom for students.
  • Foster Youth Alumni Services
    This MSU program is part of the School of Social Work, created to increase the educational outcomes of young people who age out of foster care, and to ensure that once they are an MSU student they receive the support they need so that they graduate successfully.


  • Social Work Library Resources
    This guide covers key print and electronic resources to help you with social work research. It also connects you with Jon Harrison, the social work specialist librarian, and other library resources and services.
    This is a discussion group that may be of interest to all social work students. All undergraduate students are expected to subscribe to the SWSTDNT list.

Other Resources

  • NASW Code of Ethics
  • Internet discussion groups of interest to social workers
    • HUSITA-L: Human Service Information Technology Applications List
      The HUSITA mailing list started in 1985 as CUSSNet (Computer Use in Social Services Network). It is a mechanism for people to exchange information and experiences on using IT in the human services. It is operated by the HUSITA organization, an international association of IT innovators in human services dedicated to promoting the ethical and effective use of IT to better serve humanity.
    • SOCWORK: The oldest social work discussion list
      SOCWORK is an open, unmoderated, general discussion list, created to enable broad discussion of information and issues of concern to the social work community. To subscribe to this list, send the message subscribe socwork to
    • MICHSW: Michigan Social Work Issues List