Office of Diversity Services
Diversity Services 605-256-7347
Dakota State University is committed to building a campus community in which diversity is a fundamental value. People are different and the differences among them are what we call diversity-a natural and enriching hallmark of life. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, age, class, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political viewpoints, veteran status, and gender identity/expression. A climate of healthy diversity is one in which people value individual and group differences, respect the perspectives of others, and communicate openly.
Diversity is a key to excellence in education. DSU is committed to enriching the lives of our students, faculty, and staff by providing a diverse campus where the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and perspectives is an active part of learning.
The goal of Diversity Services is to make your experience at DSU a great experience in learning. We can assist you in many ways; from admissions, advice and registration help to scholarship identification and counseling.
The Great Plains Diversity Forum and brown bag is an opportunity to create dialogue on contemporary issues affecting underrepresented groups and the effects these issues have on South Dakota and beyond. Topics range from the language of oppression to religious diversity to accommodations for ADA.
Forums are conducted in an environment that fosters thoughtful discussion, disagreement, and respectful sharing of views and opinions, where all are welcome and all may discover.
Diversity Services maintains a website with a number of links to cultural resources, national organizations and scholarship sites as well as a calendar of activities to address the various needs of the DSU community. Check out our Facebook page for events, groups, photos and more!
Center for Multi-Cultural Affairs
Located in the Trojan Center Underground, the Center features the Diversity Service office, a quiet study area and the lounge, a place for students to meet, relax, and just "be".