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Opportunity Center
Muenster University Center, Room 204 A&B
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

From student leadership development opportunities and tutoring to wellness coaching and career advising, USD is prepared to help every campus community member find the resources they need to develop as individuals and make USD their home.

At the Opportunity Center, we’ll guide you to the student support service you or your student needs to navigate life at USD, including services such as:

  • Student Veteran Services
  • Academic & Career Planning Center
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • TRiO
  • Writing Center
  • Math Emporium
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • International Office
  • Gallagher Center for Experiential Learning
  • Student Athlete Success Center
  • Native Student Services
  • University Housing
  • Student Counseling Center
  • Disability Services
  • I CARE
  • Coyote Career Kickstart


The Opportunity Center leads a variety of programming designed to transform students into leaders and encourage robust and varied discussion on campus.

President’s Leadership Institute

The President’s Leadership Institute provides students professional development and leadership learning opportunities that helps prepare them for life after USD. This programming includes:

  • Learning to Lead (first-year students)
  • Emerging Leaders (second- and third-year students)
  • President’s Senior Leadership Institute (fourth-year students)

For information on leadership opportunities, email

Coyote Career Kickstart

Coyote Career Kickstart supports career-oriented students with professional development tools, soft skill training and financial support. If you’re a first-year Coyote looking to get a head start on your career journey and connect with an alumni mentor, then Coyote Career Kickstart is just the program for you! 

Campus Support

The Opportunity Center serves as a campus resource on USD and BOR free speech policies and facility use procedures. The Opportunity Center also provides one-on-one training for faculty and staff who may need assistance locating student support resources on campus. To learn more about these services, email

Coyote One Stop

Have immediate questions? Visit Coyote One Stop to see answers to commonly asked questions on campus.

Faculty & Staff

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Jordan Bonstrom

Director of the Opportunity Center
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Melissa Tabke

Coordinator, Opportunity Center

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