The Center for Diversity and Community is here to serve the diversity and inclusiveness needs of the USD student body and in particular, support communities that have historically been marginalized. We adhere to the University values of Inclusive Excellence and, thus use a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that includes ability, ability-status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age religion, race/ethnicity, nationality, veteran status and other valued social identities that are part of the campus community.
Native American Cultural Center is as an integral component of the university's diversity initiatives, provides a culturally relevant environment for Native American students, students interested in the Native American cultures and home to the Native Student Services office. NACC serves an invaluable resource and where Native cultural articulation and expressions are an everyday experience, like a "home away from home". Many students utilize NACC as a home base from which they learn to integrate into the larger university community, yet be able to retain their cultural autonomy.
Disability Services: Disability Services is an integral part of the University of South Dakota, committed to ensuring that students and campus visitors with disabilities have equal access to all programs and activities USD offers in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) of 2009.
Office for Diversity works to promote and advance Inclusive Excellence, the practice of embedding diversity and inclusiveness throughout all sectors of the University of South Dakota. Our work is guided by the University’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement and the principles of Inclusive Excellence. We adhere to a broad and comprehensive definition of diversity including gender identity, gender expression, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran’s status, first-generation status, nationality, citizenship, age, and other identity dimensions that are integral to the USD community.
Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC): provides a place on campus were you can access free tutoring, free printing, library services, VA reintegration support, computer use and peer mentoring. Other services include assistance with gaining access to benefits, scholarships, study space and an environment in which to share your military experience with other students on campus. The SVRC is open to all current military members, veteran military spouses and their dependents.
Native Student Academic Advisor: Located on the first floor of ID Weeks Library, the Academic and Career Planning Center offers Native students a Native Student Academic Advisor. The Native Student Academic Advisor provides individualized assistance in selecting courses that lead to your desired major and suit your interests and talents. The Native Student Academic Advisor also helps you enhance your experience at USD by helping you get connected to campus activities and resources.
International Student Support: The Center for Academic & Global Engagement offers our international students comprehensive support services including new student orientations, cultural programming, local social events, and excursions around the region. The Center also provides immigration.
Student Athlete Success Center (SASC) prides itself on developing student athletes by providing the essential tools to be successful such as academic coaching, tutoring, A&S 100 freshmen course to help freshmen with transiting into college, supervised study, career development and advising that will help each athlete beyond their time at USD. In a short period of time the USD Student Athlete Success Center has seen success and looks to continue that in the future. Our winning team in the student athlete success center provides each student athlete with support through the academic advisors, academic coaches, tutors, and study groups. The SASC supports and adheres to the principles of Inclusive Excellence by valuing and practicing diversity and inclusiveness in its work with students and the USD community.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: The University of South Dakota shall offer equal opportunities in employment and for access to and participation in educational, extension and other institutional services to all persons qualified by academic preparation, experience, and ability for the various levels of employment or academic program or other institutional service, without discrimination based on sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status or on any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Academic and Global Engagement-Study Abroad: offers over 200 study abroad opportunities on six continents. In addition to 'traditional' study abroad, we also provide support to students wishing to volunteer, intern or research abroad.
Sanford School of Medicine Indians Into Medicine Transfer Program (INMED) Satellite Office: The INMED Satellite Office directs and facilitates the INMED Transfer Program, which we created with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 1989. The satellite office works with the INMED medical students to help them transfer to our school. INMED is a comprehensive education program assisting Indian students who are preparing for health careers. INMED support services include academic and personal counseling for students, assistance with financial aid application and summer enrichment sessions at the junior high through professional school levels.