From the Provost & Executive Director


June Youatt



Barbara Roberts

Executive Director

Services & Resources


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Lori Strom, Lifespan and Family Services Coordinator at the WorkLife Office is retiring at the end of March. Lori has been at Michigan State University for over 20 years, previously serving as the Coordinator of the Family Resource Center. She has impacted countless lives, especially by supporting and advocating for students, faculty, staff (and yes, even sometimes community members) juggling work, life, and family responsibilities.
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Discussions on sexual assault and relationship violence in the news, in the community, and at work may prompt painful memories or complex emotions for you and your colleagues. The WorkLife Office can help you approach difficult conversations with coworkers, supervisors, family and friends and help connect you with resources during this troubling time.
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Michigan State University recently became the first university to receive a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award from the Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN). MSU was awarded the MIBFN’s Silver Workplace Award for going “above and beyond the law’s requirements to provide workplace support to their breastfeeding employees.”
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The MSU WorkLife Office is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Supervisor Award. These six recipients from across the University community were recognized for their consistent support of the work/life (professional/personal) needs of their employees. This is the sixteenth year that the University-wide award has been given.

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MSU supports all of its faculty and staff to connect and navigate multiple roles throughout workplace, career and life transitions.


The WorkLife Office partners with the community to create an inclusive, responsive work environment where all faculty and staff are respected and supported toward well-being in work and personal lives.


Reflecting MSU's values of quality, inclusiveness and connectivity, the WorkLife Office strives for excellence, equity and synergy.



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This WorkLife Guide will help connect you to the breadth of resources available to you on campus and in the community for your work and personal lives. Whether you are a faculty member, support staff, or administrator, your ability to navigate your work and personal lives compatibly will help you be a productive, satisfied, successful, and healthy member of the MSU community.
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This activity guide assists all families in exploring their community and helps them become acquainted with this rich environment. Whether you are an MSU faculty, staff or student or a community member, you will find activity information for people of all ages on campus and in the Greater Lansing area.
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The MSU WorkLife Office newsletter features articles, events and resources that help keep you in touch with information on campus and beyond.

Outstanding Supervisor Award

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The Outstanding Supervisor Award honors MSU supervisors who have consistently demonstrated work/life sensitivity and support of the professional/personal needs of the employees in their unit. Read more...