The University of South Dakota offers opportunities to achieve numerous diversity learning outcomes that prepare students for living, working, and leading in a diverse democracy. Effective leaders in today's society need to understand the concepts of worldview, intercultural communication, privilege, social identity, oppression, systemic racism, heterosexism, sexism, multicultural leadership, ingroup favoritism, discrimination and power.

Courses, community service, guest speakers, cultural presentations, student organizations, departments, and majors are all dimensions of USD that promote diversity education and understanding.

In addition to the above, the Office for Diversity offers social justice and diversity awareness training to the USD community. More specifically, the staff is available for conducting interactive workshops on diversity-related topics. The workshops vary in length from 1 to 2 hours.

To schedule a workshop for your class or group, please call the Office for Diversity (605-677-3925) or email