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U.S. Laws and Safety

Safety is one of the biggest concerns you may have while studying or living in the U.S. This is especially true when you are unfamiliar with U.S. culture, local laws and knowing how to stay safe. Your safety is important to Michigan State University and the East Lansing community.


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MSU was recently ranked the #10 safest school on the list of Top 100 Safest Colleges in America. At MSU we have safety programs and services for students and designated state certified police officers on campus. Learn more about how we keep our campus safe. 


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It is very important for you to learn about local laws and rules. Not knowing the local laws and rules may put you in danger or legal trouble. Learn more about traffic laws, what do to if you are stopped by the police, alcohol & drug laws, and pedestrian safety.


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List of tips, resources and things to do to keep yourself and your belongings safe.


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While most laws and safety tips apply both on and off-campus, below are some resources you may find helpful if you live in the city of East Lansing, Lansing or other surrounding areas.