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The Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center embraces SDSU’s land-grant mission by supporting educational access for all students.

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American Indian Opportunities

SDSU seeks to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment for American Indian students through a variety of academic programs, scholarships, student services and initiatives.

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SDSU’s Williams named ‘Outstanding New Professional’ by regional housing organization

  Emma Williams, a residence hall director for South Dakota State University Housing and Residential Life, has received the Outstanding New Professional Award from the Upper Midwest Region ­– Association of College and University Housing Officers. ...
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SDSU team set to lead NIH AIM-AHEAD project

South Dakota State University has been selected to lead a research project that will analyze the racial and geographic disparities in mortality with end-stage renal (kidney) disease with a focus on Native American and Hispanic populations in South Dakota.

SDSU animal science professor wins national teaching award

Michael Gonda, a professor in South Dakota State University's Department of Animal Science, has been awarded the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s National Award for Excellence in college and university teaching in food and agricultural sciences for 2023.