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Native Student Services
Native American Cultural Center 
409 E. Clark St. 
Vermillion SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Native Student Services (NSS) is housed within the Native American Cultural Center, a home away from home for many students on campus. Here you’ll find staff and faculty who offer student support services as well as socially, culturally and community relevant programming throughout the year.

USD is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, conducive to the exploration and discovery of diversity, as we recognize that such an environment is an essential part of the teaching and learning process. We are committed to creating opportunities for students, faculty, staff and administration to experience a variety of perspectives to prepare them for living and working in a world where everyone belongs.

Three students sitting and smiling on the Native American Cultural Center couch.

Student Resources & Opportunities

A student smiling and doing homework in the Native American Cultural Center.

Welcome to the NACC

The University of South Dakota provides a welcoming home for Native American students and those interested in learning about Indigenous cultures. Through the Native American Cultural Center, gatherings like an annual Wacipi and additional events and resources across campus, you can connect with the Native community and find culturally-relevant experiences that enrich your education.
A student participating in the Native Wacipi event, wearing a bright green and yellow outfit.

Connect with Native American Communities

Native Student Services maintains close relationships with South Dakota's Native communities as well as the more than 25 other tribal communities represented by students on our campus. You will learn from those relationships through speaker series, community gatherings, workshops, and connecting with your peers.

faculty & staff

Get to know the staff in Native Student Services who are dedicated to helping you succeed academically and promoting cultural understanding and inclusion on campus.
Bio Image for Faculty Member Megan RedShirtShaw

Megan RedShirtShaw

Director of NSS
Bio Image for Faculty Member Brooke Jackson

Brooke Jackson

Coordinator of Native Student Services
Bio Image for Faculty Member John Little

John Little

Dir, Native Recruit/Alumni Eng
Bio Image for Faculty Member Julianna Benge

Julianna Benge

Native American Advisor/Retention Specialist