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 2014-15 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.  I invite and encourage you to participate in activities and organizations available through Student Services. The mission for Student Services is to provide diverse educational and social opportunities as well as guidance for students to learn and develop skills to be successful in a global society. Our vision is 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 as USD.

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

Please take some time to review the Student Handbook which provides valuable information regarding safety, activities you can become engaged in and services provided. Also, feel free to take a moment to view the Student Services organizational chart as it may help you understand the hierarchy of our staff.

Best wishes for a great academic year. Go Yotes!

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