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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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The SDSU chapter accepts an award at the 2022 AISES National Conference.

Students receive top awards at 2022 AISES National Conference

South Dakota State University’s American Indian Science and Engineering Society student organization received three top national awards—the Advocacy Partner Service Award, the Recruitment and Retention Award, and the Chapter of the Year Award—at the annual AISES National Conference, held Oct.

Fallis pursuing dream of becoming a veterinarian

Traelene Fallis, a first-year student in the South Dakota State University professional program in veterinary medicine, is pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian to give back to those in her community.

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

Dr. Cheryl Logan, Dr. Barry Dunn and Dr. Roy Pea selected for outstanding achievement in pre-K–12, higher education and learning science research. ...