Overall, MSU police concern themselves more with keeping the campus safe than they do with picking up intoxicated minors—despite what some students insist. Generally, those who aren’t making a scene or doing anything openly illegal have little to worry about from campus police. It’s not unusual to hear of someone getting an MIP, but there are more people who drink than people who get punished for it. The students who have the biggest problems are the ones who continually break the law, though this is a small minority at MSU.
Many students were angered when a “party noise ordinance” was instituted, and a few students were fined several hundred dollars for playing music too loudly or for having a few too many friends over. The initial anger at the ordinance has since died down, and campus enforcement officials have been giving students more breaks as far as noise is concerned. It’s a tough job to protect an area the size of MSU’s campus, and the majority of students have the utmost respect for the MSU campus enforcement. As long as you take reasonable precautions against police run-ins, you should have little to worry about.