Spartan 365

Spartan 365 is a suite of Microsoft Office software customized and configured for MSU’s unique environment. Spartan 365 offers robust features, a secure, collaborative environment, and the ability to use on multiple devices.

Below are the available Spartan 365 tools. Additional Spartan 365 tools are being reviewed and will be rolled out in the future. You can login to your Spartan 365 account at spartan365.msu.edu.

Spartan Mail

Available for undergraduate students and selected departments.

Spartan Mail is the robust email and calendaring solution available to all MSU undergraduate students.

Spartan Mail is currently being rolled out to other MSU individuals and units.

Benefits

  • Office Pro Plus download – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, and Outlook
  • Available for both Mac and PC computers
  • Available for desktop, laptop, and mobile devices
  • User-friendly web interface
  • MSU Mail Protection

Learn more about Spartan Mail.

Spartan Drive

Spartan Drive storage is available for students, faculty, researchers, and staff.

Spartan Drive offers users a simple way to store, sync and share files with other people and devices. The files stored in Spartan Drive can be accessed directly from a web browser or from an operating system.

Benefits

  • 1TB of cloud storage
  • Secure storage
  • Ability to share with MSU or non-MSU individuals
  • Integration with other Spartan 365 tools

Access Spartan Drive at spartan365.msu.edu and learn more about Spartan Drive.

Spartan Skype

Available for faculty, researchers, and staff.

Spartan Skype is a secure chatting, conferencing, and screen sharing tool that can be used across multiple devices.

Benefits

  • Secure chatting
  • Secure file transfers

Learn more about Spartan Skype.

Data Protections

Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement for Spartan 365 provides compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This means student and health information are protected and onshore data storage is ensured.

As part of MSU’s Spartan 365 agreement, Microsoft will not mine individual data and will only access that data for troubleshooting needs or malware prevention.

Spartan 365 customer data belongs to individuals and they can export their data at any time.