Located in East Lansing, MSU is a very important part of this city of 50,000 residents. The City of East Lansing and the university have many cooperative relationships and work well together on many issues impacting both the university and the city's other permanent residents. Key leaders of the university meet four times per year with the leadership of the City of East Lansing to share ideas and plans and identify key issues of concern or partnership. On an annual basis, the President of MSU sends a letter to residents of East Lansing updating them on key university initiatives that are of local interest.
The Community Liaison works jointly between the Office of Governmental Affairs and Student Affairs and Services, serving as a neutral bridge between MSU students and residents of the City of East Lansing. Visit the liaison website, College Life: East Lansing.