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.

Cultural and Academic Programs

NSS offers a variety of cultural and academic opportunities for students, including:

  • Cultural gatherings
  • Leadership development
  • Academic support

Student Organizations


Students enjoy the homelike environment and study space at the NACC. USD faculty, staff, students and community have access to: 

  • Full kitchen
  • Lounge area
  • Study area
  • Computer lab


The University of South Dakota offers scholarships specifically for Native American students in several areas of study.

View Scholarship Opportunities


We offer exemptions to Native American students for the use of sacred medicines in personal prayer in University Housing.  

Complete Dorm Fire Exemption Form

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

Name Department & Office Contact
Marisa Cummings
  • Director Native American Student Services
Native American Center 102
Donis Drappeau
  • Assistant Program Coordinator
Native American Center 104

Contact Us

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Native Student Services
Native American Cultural Center
409 E. Clark St.
Vermillion SD 57069


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