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The university recognizes the inherent responsibility to create a future that affords the generations of today good things but that does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. As a result, several of South Dakota State University’s core values include sustainability: 

University sustainability logo. The text Yellow & Blue Make Green is wrapping the a circle with a blue outer ring and yellow center and a green middle ring that moves into an arrow like a recycling symbol.
  • Improved quality of life for the people and communities of South Dakota, the nation, and the world
  • Acceptance and embracement of diverse cultures and perspectives
  • Economic and environmental sustainability

Here on SDSU's sustainability website, explore social, environmental, and economic dimensions, within a rich fabric of diversity that includes opportunities for all to play a role in determining the future. Within these pages, you will find information on sustainability efforts at SDSU and resources to help you become more sustainable. Come and be a part of the movement!

Designations and Recognitions