The mission of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access (ODIEA) is to enrich the university community's understanding and appreciation of diversity, practice of inclusion, advancement of equity, and integration of access. ODIEA is committed to promoting diversity in every sector of SDSU and the Brookings community. ODIEA leads and facilitates the development of institutional policies and protocols intended to create a more representative, equitable, and inclusive university.
The Office of Disability Services recognizes that disability is an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to the University community. To this end, the ODS collaborates with students, faculty and staff across the University community to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable learning environments. The ODS adheres to the mandates of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008, to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to the programs and activities of the University. The population served through the ODS is students.
The mission of South Dakota State University Veterans Affairs Office is to assist military veterans, their family members and their survivors, in obtaining all federal and state educational benefits and entitlements they have earned by serving in the United States military and to provide guidance and support services that will aid veterans in their transition to academic and civilian life.
The American Indian Student Center is committed to providing a welcome home-place to support those who have courageously chosen to walk the path of higher education. The AISC understand 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.
Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services are located in the Wellness Center at South Dakota State University. We specialize in college health. We offer high-quality primary care services. We understand today's college students and are committed to assisting with your healthcare needs.
The Wintrode Student Success Center positively impacts student success, retention, and graduation by promoting engaged learning and providing innovative approaches to foster academic and personal development.
The South Dakota State University Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) seeks to identify those who are or may be at risk of harm to self or others. The early identification is crucial to the mitigation of risk.
This team is comprised of representatives of the Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Residence Life and Housing, the Office of Safety and Security, Police Department, Academics, Athletics and Human Resources.
The Wokini Initiative is SDSU’s collaborative and holistic framework to support American Indian student success and Indigenous Nation-building. Ongoing collaboration between key campus and tribal stakeholders is central to the Wokini framework. The Initiative builds upon SDSU’s current tribal partnerships and American Indian Student Center services to 1) enhance cultural programming and support for American Indian students, 2) offer Wokini scholarships for citizens of the nine tribal nations in South Dakota (SD), and 3) enhance research and outreach partnerships with tribes, tribal colleges and other tribal organizations.