Intro to Yote Life

Welcome to the Coyote community.

Here you will find resources, ways to get involved, university traditions and more. This is just the beginning. You will soon encounter the curiosity and passion of our students, the vibrancy of our community and the unwavering sense of Coyote pride that shines through everything we do. 

You are a part of something big at USD. We are so glad you are here with us.


Big Things Are Happening at the
University of South Dakota

Learn more about what makes USD special.

Whether we are teaching at the front of a classroom or keeping the university running behind the scenes, each one of us at the University of South Dakota is essential in our collective service to students, the state and our community. The students we support here go on to become the doctors, healthcare professionals, business executives, educators, thought leaders, scientists, lawyers and artists who lead our world. They are shaping the future, and you are a part of that story.

In many ways, the actions we take as faculty and staff reflect the best qualities of a liberal arts education; we meet challenges with curiosity, respond to mistakes with increased motivation and welcome others into our community with warmth. We are all lifelong learners working to better our community and state, and when we uphold that shared vision, we model optimism, compassion and determination for our future leaders. Students can look to us and see what is possible when we invest our time and energy in something we believe in. Our Coyote community is unabashedly driven to show up as our best selves because we recognize that our contributions today will have a profound impact on our students and community tomorrow.

Our position in higher education offers us a unique opportunity to make a difference, and together, we answer that calling with determination, curiosity and passion.

This is why we do what we do.

See all of the great things on campus via our campus map. These include:

  • Campus Buildings
  • ADA Accessibility
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Recycling & Waste
  • Parking Lots
  • Health & Safety
  • Other Places of Interest

Campus Maps, Directions & Parking

Have questions? We've got answers. Get them at Coyote One Stop

Coyote One Stop is a website where you can ask questions and find resources about all things USD, wherever you are, anytime. To find the answers you need, you can either ask a question or search the knowledge base of existing Q&As.

  • Human Resources
  • IT Services
  • Administrative Support
  • Services Request

Coyote One Stop

To find out more about Vermillion, please visit

We partner with local schools, banks, entertainment, businesses and more to provide the best support we can for our campus community and the city of Vermillion.

We offer a number of benefits to our employees to help support their overall mental and physical health and wellness.

You can also be a part of Coyote Nation and experience exclusive discounts at USD Charlie’s Store and gain access to special athletic events by joining the Howling Pack.

Join the Howling Pack

Wellness Center

The university supports 50% of any USD Wellness Center membership for benefit-eligible faculty and staff, including individual, family, couple and dependent memberships.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Free For Personal Computers:

  • Office 365
  • Microsoft Office Home Use Program
  • Gartner Campus Access

Discounts On:

  • Laptop Purchases
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

For more info, visit the IT help desk located in ID Weeks Room 104, or call (605)-658-6000 or email


Season Football Ticket:

  • USD Faculty and Staff: $128
  • Youth: $70
    • *Family plan seating available only in certain sections.

Season Basketball Ticket:

  • USD Faculty and Staff: $255
  • Youth: $125
    • *Youth Tickets available in reserved sections.

Season Volleyball Ticket:

  • USD Faculty and Staff: $81

To redeem any of these offers, please contact the Coyote Ticket Office at (605)-677-5959 or Payroll deduction payment options are available.

President's Offer Day-Of Tickets

Experience USD's renowned theatre department with free tickets for faculty and staff, available only on the day of the show.

Athletic Events:

  • ALL USD employees can claim FREE tickets to any USD athletics event that is not sold out. President’s Offer tickets can only be claimed at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center ticket office on the day of the game.

Family Day Games for New Employees:

  • New USD employees and their immediate family are invited to attend “Family Day” games, which will also include a facility tour led by athletic administration.

Your President’s Offer and Family Day gift can be claimed in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center lobby for these games.

Paid Family Leave

This benefit provides eligible state employees with paid leave following the birth or placement of a child for adoption. This program is intended to help provide parents with the means to spend critical bonding time with the child. Learn more by contacting or or call 1-877-COYOTES for more information.

Call: 833.955.3403 TTY: 800.697.0353


App: GuidanceNowSM and myStrength® Web/App ID: southdakota

For more information about this program call the USD HR office 605-658-3660

Reduced Tuition

Available to employees after a full-year working at USD.

*Not available for online courses.

Learn more by contacting or or call 1-877-COYOTES for more information.

Employee Assistance Program

Your ComPsych® GuidanceResources® program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them.

  • Interactive Digital Tools
  • Confidential Emotional Support
  • Work-Life Solutions
  • Legal Guidance
  • Financial Resources
  • Online Support

Call: 833.955.3403 TTY: 800.697.0353


App: GuidanceNowSM and myStrength® Web/App ID: southdakota

For more information about this program call the USD HR office at (605)-658-3660.

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Employment and Careers at USD

Each of our employees plays an important part in USD’s success and has the opportunity to change the lives of students. USD provides opportunities and facilities associated with large institutions while maintaining a close-knit feel. We're glad you want to be a part of our university community.

USD is an equal opportunity employer. We use an online employment system for South Dakota Board of Regents institutions. Use this system to search for openings at USD, complete an application and attach application materials.


View Job Openings at USD