Commit to inclusive excellence.
The NACC provides assistance to support you.
Make long-lasting connections in a welcoming community.
The University of South Dakota is an institution where everyone belongs. All members of the university community are encouraged and empowered to explore and develop their uniqueness while learning to recognize and appreciate our interrelatedness. USD is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment, conducive to the exploration and discovery of diversity, because we recognize that such an environment is an essential part of the teaching and learning process. Furthermore, at USD we recognize our leadership responsibility to the rich and unique heritage of our state and that we have a special responsibility to provide opportunities for American Indian people. 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.
At the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), you'll find a home that provides a culturally relevant environment for Native American students and others interested in Native American cultures. The NACC also houses Native Student Services (NSS), which provides student support services and culturally relevant programming throughout the year.
NSS offers a variety of cultural, social and academic opportunities for students, including:
Students enjoy the homelike environment and study space at the NACC. USD faculty, staff, students and community have access to:
The University of South Dakota offers scholarships specifically for Native American students in several areas of study.
We offer exemptions to Native American students for the use of sacred medicines in personal prayer in University Housing.
|Hours of Operation|
|Semester Hours||Summer Hours|
|Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 11 p.m.||7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday & Sunday||Noon - 4 p.m.||Closed|