Student Services

Message from the Dean

Dear University of South Dakota students:

It is my pleasure to send a warm welcome to you for the 2013-14 year.  The beginning of a new academic year is an exciting time in higher education and this is a great time to be a Coyote.  USD is growing and building to better serve students and prepare them to be future leaders in a global society.

Please take some time to review this Student Handbook which provides valuable information regarding safety, activities you can become engaged in and services provided. Take advantage of the opportunities that are available to you both in and out of the classroom and build as many diverse relationships as possible. Set high standards for yourself, make good choices and take time to reflect on your experiences. If you need assistance, ask for help, we are here to serve you. At USD you will find a community that is student centered and focused on student success. As the Dean of Students, I am here to promote an inclusive environment that is responsive to all students and be your advocate, so please do not hesitate to contact me at

Best wishes for a great academic year. Go Yotes!

Dr. Kim Grieve
Vice President for Student Services/Dean of Students