A Path to Healing through the Spartan Strong Fund
In the days and weeks following the Feb. 13 tragedy, the entire Spartan community came together to support one another during a very difficult time. Through the gracious support of donors, the Spartan Strong Fund was established to put those impacted and the entire MSU community on a path to healing. Recognizing that the healing process is different for each person, $500,000 of the $2 million fund was designated to reimburse or directly pay for student, faculty, staff and first responder mental health care services
. As part of this effort, University Health and Wellbeing (UHW) was designated to assist in the distribution of these mental health care services funds.
It is important to note beyond this effort, MSU has provided health care and tuition reimbursement as well as access to the state compensation program for those most directly impacted.
Eligibility for mental health care services
Those enrolled as an MSU student, employed as a faculty/staff member or who responded to campus as a first responder on Feb. 13, 2023.
Out-of-pocket expenses (including deductibles, co-pays or co-insurance) related to:
Out-patient counseling and mental health care services, including telehealth
In-patient hospitalization with a mental health diagnosis
Residential mental health treatment
All available insurance coverage must be met before submitting for reimbursement.
Out-patient visits for conditions other than mental health.
Hospitalization for conditions other than mental health.
Funds are available on a first-come first-served basis. Reimbursement, in full or in part, will be subject to funds available. Those seeking reimbursement are encouraged to submit their requests as soon as possible.
Complete the reimbursement request form and attach required documentation (Invoice and/or Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and proof of payment for mental health care service/s)