Divisional Facts and Initiatives
The Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) touches nearly every aspect of the Michigan State University campus by providing support and auxiliary services to MSU students, the campus community and guests. Comprised of six departments, the division’s goal is to deliver outstanding Spartan experiences in all its endeavors by following a core set of values that guides all business practices and decisions.
In a continued effort to advance the university's culture of high performance, the division is frequently involved in university-wide projects and initiatives.
RHS Division Organization
Residential and Hospitality Services
The Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) reports to Auxiliary Enterprises and encompasses the following departments along with the offices of Human Resources, Communications, Assessment, Strategic Initiatives, the Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises Vennie Gore, Chief Lean Performance Officer and the Chief Financial Officer.
- Culinary Services
- Residence Education and Housing Services
- Spartan Hospitality Group
- Information Services
- Planning and Projects Office
As one of the largest self-operated university food service systems in the nation, Culinary Services strives to nourish, inspire and enrich the Michigan State University (MSU) community through culinary excellence in campus dining halls, Sparty’s convenience shops, numerous retail locations, an award-winning food truck, MSU Concessions, MSU Bakers and more.
Residence Education and Housing Services
Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) focuses on a variety of areas that impact students’ overall on-campus living experience. REHS manages 27 residence halls and two apartment communities and focuses on student engagement and development, intercultural learning and inclusion, safety and security of residents, and sustainable practices.
- Residence Halls and Apartments Live-in Staff
- Housing Assignments
- Service Centers
- Campus Resources Referral
- Residence Education
- Student Development
Spartan Hospitality Group
Spartan Hospitality Group (SHG) creates lasting memories for Michigan State University guests who visit campus to dine, learn, shop and play. SHG is committed to provide the ultimate in guest services and satisfaction while creating loyal customers for the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services.
Information Services (IS) provides technical support, training, customized software and marketing services to the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS). IS ensures RHS units are able to execute daily business by managing major computer programs and divisional servers, software licenses, RHS email and more.
- Creative Services
- Business Support
- Hardware Support
- IT Training
- Time Clock Support
- Project Management
- Transaction Services and Devices
- Infrastructure Support
- Email Administration
- Backup Services
- Data Security
- Identity Management
- Video Security
- Software Support
Planning and Projects Office
The Planning and Projects Office (PPO) provides services to the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS). The team is experienced with ADA, LEED, health and fire codes, and ergonomic guidelines. PPO has comprehensive experience in space planning, project management and contractor relations.
- RHS Construction Project Planning
- RHS Interior Design Services
- RHS Construction Project Management
- RHS Health and Safety
- RHS Sustainability
Mission and Vision
As an integral component of a world-class research university, Residential and Hospitality Services is woven throughout the very fabric of the MSU community.
We are built on a foundation of integrity, service and effectiveness. We believe in creating and delivering unequalled experiences, products and services to the students and many guests of Michigan State University.
We believe in a culture of learning and collaboration that empowers staff to achieve collectively far more than is possible for any one individual.
Our vision and mission will be realized by adhering to the following values:
Commitment to Student and Guest Experience: We exist simply to exceed their expectations.
Quality Throughout: In everything we do -- from beginning to end -- we will be passionate about delivering an outstanding customer experience.
Social Responsibility: We will care today about those things that will define this world's future.
Strategic Thinking: As individuals and as teams, we will pursue excellence in strategic thought.
A Mindset of Innovation: We will be an organization that appreciates and learns from the past, while keeping our focus on the future.
Fiscal Responsibility: Smart decisions for future success, based on quality information, will guide the actions of our entire organization.
Spirit of Partnership: Within our division and in the university community, we commit to a spirit of collaboration.
Teamwork and Inclusion: We will succeed individually only when we are passionate about prospering as a team.
Staff Development: We will be an organization dedicated to continuous learning and the development of staff. We will provide and support quality-learning opportunities and encourage all staff to take advantage of them.
Effective Communication: We will strive for organizational clarity through honest, open, accurate and timely two-way communication.