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American Indian Student Center

The American Indian Student Center (AISC) is committed to providing a welcome home-place to support those who have courageously chosen to walk the path of higher education. The AISC understands that a vital part of our function involves nation building and works to encourage students to recognize and develop their voice and help prepare Native students to respond to the call to return home.

Areas of Support

  • Retention advisement
  • Advocacy
  • Social, cultural and academic programming
  • Organizational student leadership development
  • Community and professional referrals
  • Financial aid guidance
  • Enrollment and registration assistance
  • Peer mentoring
  • Peer tutoring

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South Dakota State University's second annual investiture ceremony honored 12 holders of endowed faculty and director positions.

South Dakota State honors newest endowment holders

South Dakota State University recently paid tribute to the university’s newest endowment holders.
Barry Dunn McGraw winner graphic

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Winners Announced

The 2022 winners of the prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education were announced today by the McGraw Family Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Cheryl Logan, Barry Dunn and Roy Pea — three leaders in the field doing groundbreaking work in pre-K–12 classrooms, on university campuses and in learning science research, respectively — are being recognized for their extraordinary achievements. Each winner will receive an award of $50,000 and an iconic awards sculpture.

Students receive award at AISES National Conference

South Dakota State University’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society student organization received The Outreach and Community Service Award at the annual AISES National Conference, held Sept. 23-25 at the Phoenix Convention Center.