Water Moves MSU

MSU Clubs

MSU Outdoor Club (MSUOC): organizes several large trips each year to do activities ranging from kayaking, mountain biking, and ice climbing.

Spartans Rebuilding Michigan (SRM): students volunteering with nonprofits in need of help. They put on fundraising events each semester benefitting different causes

Spartans Involved in Community Service (SICS): students active in the community through volunteer opportunities

Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO): entirely student run consulting organization offering strategic consulting for nonprofit organizations. Offer consulting on topics including: marketing, organizational strategy, information technology, fundraising and capital allocation, and operational management

Habitat for Humanity: addresses poverty housing by providing shelter and housing assistance for families left homeless by natural disasters and war and civil unrest. Aims to build sustainable, energy efficient homes

Media Sandbox: student groups in film, TV, documentary, game, news, advertising design and more. These clubs are important for networking with other students as well as professionals in your field of choice

MSU Sports

Club/rec: underwater hockey, sailing, men and women's water polo, water ski, wakeboard

MSU sponsored: rowing, swimming & diving, hockey

MSU Organizations

Institute of Water Research: committed to addressing water problems and providing smarter water management for a multitude of stakeholders. Coordinated numerous collaborative efforts to improve water resources across the Great Lakes Basin and more. Strong, established partnerships


  • Federal and state: United States Geological Survey (USGS), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources (MDNR) and more
  • University: Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), MSU AgBio Research, MSU Extension
  • Local/Non-Govt: The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Michigan Water Environmental Association (MWEA), American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

MSU Hydrology & Water Resources: develop innovative and important understanding about hydrology and water resource management

  • MSU recently signed a "Water Resource Partnership" with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) through a joint funding agreement (JFA). Capitalizes on research being conducted at MSU's Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, Institute of Water Research, and Remote Sensing and GIS Science Center (RS/GIS)

MSU Water: the University manages shared water resources by implementing campus-based management practices and collaborative activities with communities throughout the Red Cedar River Watershed

Water Science Network: effort to link water-related research and programs across campus and building rapid synergies and working relationships among faculty, joint research grants, and promote MSU as a center of excellence in water


  • Watercube: stimulates new multidisciplinary collaborations and novel water search ideas
  • Water Networking Events: hosts several events during the year. Designed to spark ideas and encourage collaboration
  • Brew Talks: set up to stimulate research ideas from collaborations

Collection of all water related sites and MSU: http://water.msu.edu/water-sites/

Colleges of MSU

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Arts and Letters
  • Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
  • Social Science