The Office of Internal Audit serves as an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve South Dakota State University's operations. It helps SDState accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Assist the University in achieving its strategic and operational objectives by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight to SDState management and staff that improves the organization's operations.
To be recognized as a trusted advisor, partner, and key resource assisting management and staff with achieving SDState's strategic objectives.
Excellence is achieved through continuous improvement, assessment, and accountability. We provide excellent services to the University’s faculty, staff, and students to improve the operations in a value-added manner.
We perform our duties in an independent and unbiased manner based on facts obtained from informed analyses of the issues and a clear understanding of the operations.
We take confidentiality seriously and do not disclose information gathered during the audit to anyone outside of the audit function without the appropriate authority.
We recognize leadership is derived from service to others. We work alongside University employees to provide services that are effective and efficient.
Creativity is our cornerstone to expand knowledge, develop human understanding, and enrich quality of life. We develop creative and innovative approaches to key issues facing the University.
We act with organizational and personal integrity, through honest interactions, professionalism, transparent and accountable decision-making, and respect for others. We exhibit trust, fairness, honesty, respect, and ethical behavior in our service to the University.
We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We actively seek collaboration and we respect individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.