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Local Student Organizations

You don't have to travel far to have a voice or find your people. Holmes Hall is home to many great student organizations associated with Briggs and associated with the larger campus.

HPS Student Association

The History and Philosophy of Science Student Association (HPSSA) is an undergraduate student group in Lyman Briggs College. Meetings include speaker events with HPS and university faculty covering a variety of HPS-related topics, peer-editing "parties," professional school informational panels, movie nights, and discussions.

HPSSA strives to:

  • Create a community for students interested in HPS
  • Strengthen the relationship between students and HPS faculty
  • Offer insight into the numerous opportunities for HPS majors and minors
  • Help Briggs students connect HPS to their lives in college and after
  • Prepare students for life after college in any field


HPSSA email address

HPSSA Facebook Page

Lyman Briggs Student Advisory Council

The Lyman Briggs Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a student government group within LBC. The SAC is an opportunity to help connect students with faculty, host student engagement events, as well as create merchandise for the LBC community. 

The council consists of elected members of the sophomore, junior, and senior classes of LBC students, and anyone is welcome run to be on the SAC. Elections are held at the end of each academic year. A great way for freshmen to get involved is to be on the Freshman Class Council, open to anyone wishing to participate. After a year on the FCC, these students are encouraged to continue their leadership by running for SAC.


Email SAC President: John Robertson or Vice President: Josh Richardson

SAC Facebook page

Holmes Hall Association

A member of the on-campus student government (the Residence Halls Association General Assembly), the Holmes Hall Association represents the residents of the hall on matters of campus issues and dialogue. The goal of Holmes Hall Association is to provide the residents of Holmes Hall the opportunity to develop potential within the cooperative living situation, and to facilitate communication among staff and organizations in the hall.


Email Community Director Brittnie Daugherty

Holmes Service Organization

Holmes Service Organization (HSO) provides local service opportunities for our members throughout the Greater Lansing community and also during their meetings. They aim to foster a love of serving our MSU community, East Lansing and Lansing, and also on a global scale. 

Everyone is welcome. They are based in Holmes Hall, but you don't have to live here to be a member.


Email HSO

HSO Instagram

HSO Facebook Page

East Neighborhood Black Caucus

East Black Caucus (EBC) is a place for leaders who advocate, support, and create community for Black students in East Neighborhood.


Email EBC Advisor Brooke Robinson

East Neighborhood Black Caucus Instagram

SPECTRUM--East Neighborhood Queer and Allied Caucus

Spectrum is a safe zone for LGBTQ+ students to meet in a positive, friendly, and non-judgmental environment. They are part of the Alliance of LGBT Students across campus representing East Neighborhood, however, they welcome anyone, regardless of whether they live on campus or not.

Meetings happen in E-10 Holmes.


Spectrum email address

SPECTRUM Facebook page

MRULE East: Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience

Intercultural Aides live and work in Holmes Hall. They host a number of events and service projects meant to facilitate dialogue across difference.


MRULE website