How to Succeed

The following offices and resources are available to you to help you have a successful experience at MSU.

Writing Center

The Mississippi State University Writing Center dedicates itself to helping all MSU students develop as writers and critical thinkers. Thus, the mission of Mississippi State's Writing Center is simple: our goal is to support the writing that is happening on campus. We do that by being available online and in person to writers who want to think about, talk about, and work on their writing and the ideas that they want that writing to communicate.

Student Counseling

Student Counseling Services (SCS) offers a variety of individual, couples, and group counseling services provided by counselors, psychologists, and social workers. Full or part-time students who are currently enrolled at Mississippi State University and who are not full-time MSU employees are eligible for a free, voluntary, and confidential counseling appointment.

Student Success

The Center for Student Success promotes student learning and an enriched MSU student experience by providing services, programs, and resources that:

  • Assist the student with his or her transition into university life;
  • Aid the student's decision-making, especially during the freshman year; and
  • Help achieve personal and academic progress and growth, targeted toward graduation.

Maroon Volunteer Center

In 2012, the Maroon Volunteer Center and Volunteer Starkville signed a memorandum of understanding creating an official partnership in volunteer efforts around MSU and the Starkville community.

In addition to one-time community service opportunities, they provide volunteers with information on a variety of on-going service programs that give them a chance to really roll up their sleeves and invest in making a difference. To get involved, log into OrgSync or sign up for the weekly newsletter.

Holmes Cultural Diversity Center

HCDC serves to enhance the cultural college experience of students at Mississippi State University. Check out the different student organizations here and find a way to get involved.

International Student Organizations

No matter what you’re interested in, there is an organization for you. Find a list of organizations in OrgSync. Visit here to log in and find an organization.