Welcome to Roosevelt @ MSU

Roosevelt @ Michigan State is a group of emerging young thinkers and doers committed to progressive public policy change. A nominee for Chapter of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2018, Roosevelt @ MSU is committed to giving young people a voice in progressive policy and empowering them to rewrite the rules.

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What We Do


10 IdeasRoosevelt @ MSU is proud to support our members in writing about the issues they care about, from the high cost of staying fit on campus to the impact of China’s state-sponsored enterprises on Africa. We run student writing on our own blog, as well as contributing pieces to the national network’s annual 10 Ideas policy journals.


MSU Swaps GraphIn addition to our writing, Roosevelt @ MSU is proud to conduct original research, including a look into University investment in interest rate swaps that we conducted in collaboration with twenty other colleges and universities. This research uncovered more than a hundred million dollars in losses from these swaps at MSU alone and was written up at outlets ranging from The State News to Time Magazine.


ActivismWe also pride ourselves in our work to put our policy ideas into practice, with activity ranging from events to raise awareness on campus to our annual lobby day at the state capital. In 2016 we met with nearly twenty elected officials from both parties about issues ranging from democratic access to press freedom at university newspapers.


Join Us

We’d love to have you on board. We meet every Thursday at 7 PM in room 224 Erickson Hall, on the campus of Michigan State University. If you’d like more information or if you’re just curious about what we do, feel free to check out our Facebook page or use the contact link below.

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