Student Resources and Self-Assessments

Free & Anonymous Self-Assessments

MSU CAPS invites you to find out - privately, in a few minutes - whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you. The free anonymous online screening assessments below are made available to all students at Michigan State University.

Quick, free, anonymous ONLINE SCREENINGS can be accessed at any time at  The screening is free, easy, and a great way to learn about mental health. 

Also free is the ULifeline Self-Evaluator at 

The Mental Health Screening Tools from Mental Health America includes several free and anonymous or confidential screenings including those for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Alcohol or Substance Use Screening and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Additional screening tools are also available:


Online Information Resources

Campus and Community Resources for MSU Students

Resources for MSU Students of Color

Food Security Self-Assessment

Are you food secure? Food insecurity refers to having limited food availability with a reduction in the quality or variety of food intake, which often results in disrupted eating patterns. A lack of food security can be a considerable obstacle to academic success.

Resources for Survivors of Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Misconduct
  • Know More: Poster providing resources available through MSU and the community about relationship violence, stalking and sexual misconduct. This poster also contains contact information to support and reporting resources.
  • Groups are offered through the MSU Center for Survivors.  

Substance Use

CAPS staff are available to identify problems relating to students’ use of alcohol or other drugs. Individualized assessment, counseling, and referrals are available by calling (517) 355-8270. For further information, please refer to the MSU Health Promotion AOD Program website or call (517) 884-6598. For students in recovery, please visit the MSU Collegiate Recovery Community website.


Click here to find out more how CAPS can assist with navigating the college years at a time when many students begin to sort out their values and figure out who they are.

Election Stress

Spartan students find support to stay well

A Post-Election Listening Space is available to you. Click here to learn more.

CAPS Connect is available to you if you need to log on and see a counselor. Click here for more information.