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About Us - Housing & Residential Life


Residential Life provides students with opportunities to grow personally, become globally aware, succeed academically, and realize answers to their questions in a residential campus setting.


    By implementing an innovative residential curriculum responsive to students’ interests and needs, South Dakota State University Residential Life will foster engagement in a community of learning, success, inclusion, and safety.


    • Excellence in student learning, discovery, and engagement
    • Passion for creating an intentional residential experience integral to student success
    • Improving the quality of connection students have with each other, the university, and the global community
    • Appreciation for individual and collective achievement at all levels across the residential communities
    • Curiosity and innovation in applying contemporary approaches to our practice and decisions
    • Acceptance and embracement of diverse cultures and perspectives
    • Civility, integrity, and trustworthiness
    • Transparency in decision-making and information-sharing
    • Fiscal and programmatic accountability
    • Economic and environmental sustainability