University Student Commission

The University Student Commission proposes programs and policies to improve student and community relationships and establishes formal channels of communication between the two, represents the viewpoints of the university student population with respect to city policies and legislation, and reviews issues in the city governance process that have a potential to affect the interests of the university student population and associated activities. We are very interested in your views. Share them with us by email, by using our online form or attending our meetings. Members are representative of recognized student organizations and the student body at large.

The commission consists of 11 members who serve one-year terms and meet 12 times a year.


  • Meetings take place on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. 
  • Conference Room A
    410 Abbot Road
    East Lansing, MI  48823

The 2023 Meeting Schedule (PDF) can be viewed here.

Univsersity Student Commission Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 


  • Nicolas Ceme-PreFontaine, Chair
    Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024
  • Abigail Beis, Vice Chair
    Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024
  • Jack Behan, ASMSU
    Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024
  • Erin Martino, Panhellenic Council
    Term Expires: Dec. 31, 2023
  • Mike Caserta, At Large
    Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024 
  • Collin Naylor, At Large
    Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024
  • Sydney Shagrin, At Large
    Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024
  • Thomas Rabaut, Interfraternity Council or At Large
    Term expires: Dec. 31, 2023
  • Paige Baisley, Council of Graduate Students
    Term expires: Sept. 30, 2024
  • VACANCY, Spartan Housing Cooperative
  • VACANCY, Residence Halls Association, Olin Health Center 

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a 
University Student Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the University Student Commission. Should any of the student organizations fail to propose a member for appointment by September 30 of each year, the City Council may appoint an additional member-at-large from the general MSU student population to fill the designated seat.