Native Student Services

Home Away From Home

Find your fit in the university community while maintaining your cultural independence.

At the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), you'll find a home that provides a culturally relevant environment for Native American students and others interested in Native American cultures. The NACC also houses Native Student Services (NSS), which provides student support services and culturally relevant programming throughout the year.

NSS offers a variety of cultural and academic opportunities for students, including:


At the NACC, you'll have access to:

  • Smart cart, classroom setting, meeting room
  • Full kitchen, lounge, large flat screen television, popcorn machine
  • Study area and computer lab


We offer many scholarships specifically for Native American students in several areas of study.

View Scholarship Opportunities


We offer exemptions to Native American students for the use of sacred medicines in personal prayer in University Housing.  

Complete Dorm Fire Exemption Form

Hours of Operation
Semester Hours Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Noon - 4 p.m. Closed
Name Department & Office Contact
Gene Thin Elk
  • Director, Native American Student Services
Native American Center 102

Contact Us

Native American Cultural Center Location
Native Student Services
Native American Cultural Center
409 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069


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