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Dean of Students

Muenster University Center 218
414 E Clark Street
Vermillion, S.D. 57069

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student experience at USD, please reach out to We would be happy to work with you and direct you to available services on campus. You can view the USD student handbook below.

View Student Handbook

CARE Team (formerly known as BIT)

Do you know a student who needs assistance but do not know how to help? Please contact us for guidance to appropriate service and support provisions by phone at 605-677-5331, by email at or fill out the form below.

Submit CARE Referral

USD Student Emergency Grant

The USD Student Emergency Grant was created to provide financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet qualifying expenses as a result of emergency situations, such as fires, natural disasters, criminal victimhood, loss of employment due to sudden economic downturns, acute medical events, unexpected family situations and other unforeseen catastrophes.

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Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Dean of Students Office.
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Kate Fitzgerald

Assistant Vice President of Student Support Services, Dean of Students
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Tamara Olson

Program Assistant II
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Student Resources

As a USD student, you have access to a variety of resources designed to help you thrive. Explore the services USD offers to support your health, well-being and academic success.

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Swipe Out Hunger

Sodexo will donate one meal for every residential meal plan sold.  Students who face food insecurity can apply for a meal bundle once a semester.  Students will be able to apply for a 10 or 20 bundle of meal swipes. Students interested in a Swipe Out Hunger Meal Plan must complete and submit an Application to the USD Office of Dean of Students. To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time student in good academic and financial standing with USD. Applications will be considered by a committee established by Student Services. Once approved the meal bundle will be added to a student’s account and they can use their ID to eat in Residential Dining.


Apply for Meal Bundle

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your success at the University of South Dakota.
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Disability Services

Disability Services is committed to providing services and support to ensure that students are able to access and participate in all of the activities, programs and services at USD. Our services are available to students with a qualifying and documented learning, physical or psychological disability.

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Military & Veteran Student Services

Honoring military and veteran students and their families with social and academic support as they transition and complete higher education.

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Native Student Services

We aim to provide unique opportunities for Native American students by finding answers you need, people to relate to and support for your future.

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Opportunity Center

The USD Opportunity Center offers a central connection point for campus resources that are designed specifically for student success.

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Student Rights & Responsibilities

All members of the academic community share responsibility for maintaining conditions which promote the pursuit of knowledge.

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Our programs are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provide opportunities for increased access and success in college.