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South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world.


South Dakota State University will be a premier land-grant university recognized for high value, innovation and bold impact.

Core Values

  • People-Centered: We recognize leadership is derived from service to others. We are committed to creating a culture where all thrive and are supported on their own personal and professional paths toward lifelong learning, growth and leadership.

  • Creativity: Creativity is our cornerstone to expand knowledge, develop human understanding and enrich the quality of life. We believe that education and research/scholarship/creative activity reinforce one another and the best academic programs bring innovative teaching and rigorous research together.

  • Integrity: We act with organizational and personal integrity through honest interactions, professionalism, transparent and accountable decision-making, and respect for others.

  • Diversity: We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, inclusive, collaborative and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration, and we respect individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds and areas of expertise.

  • Excellence: Excellence is achieved through continuous improvement, assessment and accountability. We embrace bold action and adapt to an ever-changing environment. Individually, we are experts at what we do. Collectively, our impact is even greater.

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