The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential short-term counseling and referral service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees, and their insurance eligible dependents who are located within the state of Michigan.  

We provide emotional assistance to MSU faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees and their benefits eligible family members who are located within the state of Michigan as they attempt to work through life changes, expected and unexpected events, chronic physical and emotional health issues, and work/life concerns.

The services provided are free of charge, confidential, and provided by the University as a means to support and enhance the effectiveness and satisfaction of people within the MSU community.

If you want to learn more about how we can serve you, or if you would like to make an appointment, please contact us at 517-355-4506, or send us an email at


Helping you assess your personal concerns and come up with a plan of action, including giving you referrals if you need them.

Assistance with sorting out new ways of approaching your child

Addressing concerns in your relationships with spouses and partners

Accessing your own internal emotional well-being

Providing help to employees with finding a counselor, navigating a difficult work conversation, or accessing campus resources

Helping management sort out addressing employee mental health or substance abuse concerns

MSU EAP services are available for all benefits eligible children of faculty and staff

Every MSU employee - faculty, staff, retiree, graduate student assistant - is eligible for six sessions of EAP counseling, at no cost

Learn ways to reduce your experience of stress in your personal or work life

You can use your MSU EAP benefit to address a number of different kinds of issues or concerns.

Resources and support related to the current MSU crisis