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Useful Resources & Guides

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) - Know your limit... use this BAC Calculator provided by Alcohol Addiction Center

  • Blood alcohol concentration is how the amount of alcohol present in an individual's bloodstream is measured. For example, someone with a BAC of .20% means that their bloodstream contains 2 parts alcohol for every 1,000 parts blood. 
  • A BAC limit of 0.08% is the legal limit in all 50 states with Mississippi having a "zero tolerance" level for underage drinking of 0.02%.
  • Use this BAC Calculator provided by the Alcohol Addiction Center to help you make smart decisions when or if you do decide to consume alcohol.

Emergency Assistance

  • If you are in danger or need emergency medical assistance, call 911. Your safety is the first priority. University officials can be alerted once you are safe.
  • If you are not in immediate danger, call the MSU Safe Line at (662) 325-3333. The Safe Line is available 24/7 and is staffed by trained counselors who can assist you in getting help, including medical care, housing or academic accommodations, or counseling.

Community Resources

  • Starkville Police Department (662) 323-4131 or Emergencies 911
  • Oktibbeha County Sheriff (662) 323-2421 or Emergencies 911

Sexual Misconduct FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about sexual assault and other sexual misconduct can be found here: Title IX and Sexual Misconduct. For additional information, please consult the university's Sexual Misconduct Policy or contact the university's Title IX Coordinator at or (662) 325-5839.

Campus Resources

Title IX Coordinator

The University has designated Brett Harvey as the Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator receives complaints of sexual assault, harassment and other misconduct, and oversees the investigation and disciplinary process. The Coordinator also is available to respond to questions or concerns about sexual misconduct or other discrimination, and can be reached at (662) 325-5839, or by email at, or in person at McArthur Hall, Room 235, Mississippi State, MS, 39762.

Dean of Students Office

Staff can assist a student in filing formal complaints or, if the student does not want to file a formal complaint, the staff can work with the student to address concerns over housing, class assignments or schedules, leaves of absence, withdrawal or other academic concerns. The office can also assist the student in notifying MSU Police or local law enforcement, if the student so requests.

MSU Police

Contacting MSU Police does not mean a student must pursue criminal charges. MSU Police can advise students of their options, help preserve evidence while they consider options, and assist students in safety planning.

Game Day Resources

For all of the information related to Game Day safety, policies, traffic, parking, & venue on our campus, please click one of the links below:

Confidential Resources

Student Counseling Services

Students can meet with a confidential mental health counselor. Students also can meet with a Sexual Assault Advocate, who can help them obtain medical care, accommodations, or assistance, and can assist with submitting a formal complaint if the student chooses.

Longest Student Health Center

Students can meet with a confidential health care provider. (662) 325-2431

MSU Safe Line: The MSU Safe Line at (662) 325-3333 is confidential and available 24/7.

Notice of Recording

For your safety, Mississippi State University deploys cameras and video recordings of public spaces and buildings.