MSU College of Law

Student Wellness

At MSU Law, we care about your personal well-being as well as your academic achievement, as they are symbiotically related. The OSE’s health and wellness initiatives help you embrace healthy habits as you navigate the unique demands of law school. The office’s compassionate and professional staff provide one-on-one counseling and referrals to outside resources if you find yourself facing any personal challenges. We understand that such matters may also impact your academic performance at the Law College. Please know that you can stop by suite 308 or set up a time to chat with Dean Alsup ( to talk about what is going on and discuss various solutions. We are in touch with many great local resources that can be a great next step. Whether your issue is academic or personal, we can be a safe place for you to come get the support you need.

There Are Many Dimensions to Wellness

Wellness is the integration of all dimensions of health and the awareness that all of these dimensions are interconnected. Each dimension must be nurtured for your holistic growth and success.

  • Physical: Ergonomics, Sleep, Fitness, Immune support
  • Emotional: Stress, Procrastination, Depression, Happiness
  • Spiritual: Spirituality or Religion, Acceptance, Sense of Community
  • Intellectual: Motivation, Passion, Drive, Challenge
  • Occupational: Financial Wellness, Career Objectives, Networking
  • Social: Stress outlets, Friendships, Relationships, Sense of Connection

Ways to Care for your Physical Wellness

  • Eat healthy
  • Exercise regularly
  • Treat illness as it crops up
  • Handle emergency illness/injury right away
  • Develop a weekly outlet for your stress that you integrate into your time management schedule

Emergency Resources

Olin Heath Center 517-353-4660

National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

MSU Counseling Center Sexual Assault - 517-372-6666

MSU Police and Public Safety - Dial 911, 517-355-2221 Business Line

MSU Safe Place 517-372-5572 Crisis Line, 517-355-1100 Business Line

Mindfulness@ MSU Law Presents: Sleep Workshop for Law Students (MP3, 2/25/14)