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Student Rights & Responsibilities
Muenster University Center 206
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The community supports each member's right to study and work in a quiet, respectful, non-violent atmosphere that promotes the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Students who voluntarily join the university community assume the obligation of abiding by the standards commonly held by that community. Every student at the University of South Dakota is therefore obligated to assume responsibility for his or her actions, to respect constituted authority, to be truthful and respect the rights of others, as well as to protect personal and public property.

Submit an Incident Report

It is USD's expectation that students, faculty and staff will report all violations of the Student Code of Conduct which they become aware. If you need assistance determining how or to whom an incident should be reported, contact Student Rights & Responsibilities.

Submit an Incident Report

In an emergency or crisis situation that requires immediate intervention call 911, or contact University Policy at 605-658-6199 or through the USD Safe App. Learn more about the USD Safe App.

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


Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments & facilities that contribute to your rights and responsibilities as a student at USD.
A top down view of students studying in the library together.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students works with many non-academic services and programs that are focused on providing student development activities and services that will enhance student learning and success. Included is the USD student handbook.

Opportunity Center

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