Student Services

VP of Student Services & Dean of Students Office

Student Services Mission Statement
Student Services provides diverse educational and social opportunities, as well as guidance for students to learn and develop skills to be successful in a global society.

Student Services Vision Statement
To empower students by providing dynamic experiences that promote excellence and assist students in reaching their goals, while developing a sense of purpose, tradition and community at USD.

Student Services

Involvement in Student Services is essential in making USD's campus life a valuable experience. You are invited to join the more than 100 student organizations, clubs and intramural sports, and countless social and educational programs throughout the year. Engagement in your college experience is important to your student success.

marching-band-parade-image USD Student Handbook
This is your official University of South Dakota Student Handbook.

USD Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Find everything from books to apparel to computer peripherals. The USD Bookstore has everything you need to stay focused and succeed.

campus-dining-photo Campus Dining
When it comes to great food, you'll be glad to know that Campus Dining offers many convenient dining options. We have buffets, food court-like settings, and convenient express options at locations around campus.
diversity-commuity  Center for Diversity & Community
We exist to celebrate our diverse identities, educate around those identities and the dynamics that impact our relationships, as well as support our diverse USD populations.
event-planning-photo Event Planning & Scheduling
We provide support for event planning and space scheduling for both on-campus and non-University events. USD has many venues from small office settings to a large ballroom that can seat hundreds of guests.
leadership photo Leadership Development
Leadership at USD follows the Social Change Model allowing our students to gain a better understanding of leadership development, leadership recognition and leadership opportunities.
Military-Vet Military and Veteran Students
USD has prioritized programs and services to help military and veteran students integrate into student life as smoothly as possible.
muc-photo Muenster University Center (MUC)
The MUC is the heart of the university. It is a place to study, play, dine and socialize with friends. A 30,000 sq. ft. addition to the building is underway and should be completed by early 2014.
native-student-photo Native Student Services
Native Student Services provides vibrant and proactive year long student support services with culturally relevant and effective retention programming.
PawPoint_115 Paw Points
Paw Points rewards the most involved students for their attendance at University events by giving away prizes such as iPads, books, gift cards, Coyote apparel and much more!
greek-photo Sorority & Fraternity Life
USD has four sororities and nine fraternities. Each chapter offers an outstanding opportunity to connect you to other students and the institution as well as an amazing experience of sisterhood and brotherhood.
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College can be challenging, filled with stress, anxiety, and deadlines. Because of this the Student Counseling Center is here to provide assistance to students as they progress through their college career.
student-government-photo Student Government Association (SGA)
The SGA works as the liaison between the students, administration, faculty and the South Dakota Board of Regents. The SGA strives to develop and promote the best interests of student and the entire university community.
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Sanford Vermillion Medical Center is the provider of health services to the university. Sanford Health is committed to healthcare excellence at an affordable cost to students and work to improve the human condition through patient care, education and research.
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All members of the university community are held to common standards for behavior outlined by the South Dakota Board of Regents. The SRR aids in developing citizen capacity through education and accountability.
housing-photo University Housing
USD has many housing options and our residence halls are a great place to make your home away from home.
wellness-image Wellness Center
Physical well-being is one of the first steps you can take to succeeding at the university. The Wellness Center offers everything you need to achieve any fitness or weight loss goal you set your mind to.