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Center for Diversity and Community to host grand opening celebration at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will celebrate the grand opening of its Center for Diversity and Community at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Muenster University Center, room 219.

Lamont Sellers, director of the Center for Diversity and Community, and Kimberly Grieve, Ph.D., vice president of student services and dean of students at USD, will host this inaugural event on behalf of the campus community. USD President James W. Abbott, Grieve, Student Government Association President Tyler Tordsen and Sellers will all speak briefly at the ceremony. A reception with food and music will follow.

Student organizations occupying an office in the center are Tiospaye, Spectrum, African Students Association, the Union of African American Students, Muslim Students Association, Asian American Student Association, Latino Student Organization, the Association for the Advancement of Women’s Rights and the International Club.

For more information about the Center for Diversity and Community as well as the open house and reception at the Muenster University Center, please contact Sellers at or call (605) 677-7248.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News