Jacks for Jacks

Employee Resource for Student Success

Welcome! No matter what is in our job description, we all have a role to play in helping our students be successful. Jacks for Jacks brings together information for university-wide student resources in one place – so we can give the best advice and guidance to our students, while saving time helping them find who they need to connect with.

Academic Advising

For course placement and registration, campus adjustment support, Banner Student/Self-Support training:

  • First Stop, a webpage with links and videos that provides information for all current students regarding registration and planning, grades and transcripts, student success, campus resources and financial support.
  • Academic Advising for online students varies by department and major, see Continuing & Distance Education.
  • First Year Students in program other than the 2-year Ag. Science program pre-nursing, biology pre-professional and pre-pharmacy will be advised in the First Year Advising Center.
American Indian Student Center

For a desire to experience campus diversity or connect with students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, visit the American Indian Student Center.

Athletic Compliance

Provides academic planning and registration support for student athletes in all academic majors. Also, addresses any student eligibility questions.

Campus Parking/Tickets

To purchase a parking permit, pay parking citations, or for parking regulations/maps, visit Transportation Services.

     Email: SDSU.ParkingInfo@sdstate.edu
     Phone: 605-688-PARK (7275)

Card Services (Hobo Dough/MyJacks Card)

For trouble with access to a building, vending machine issues, laundry payment issues, or printing issues. Also, adding Hobo Dough, questions on eAccounts or Mobil ID cards, or reserving MyJacks Card reader for an event, see the Card Services website

Career Assistance

To explore major & career options, internship and job search information, resume review and practice interviews, contact the Office of Career Development.

The Office of Career Development specializes in employment and internship opportunities, while in school and after graduation. Join handshake - it connects talent and opportunities!

Visit their office in the University Student Union, Suite 136, or call 605-688-4425.

Cashier's Office

For bill payment, understanding of student fees, or setting up a payment plan, contact the SDSU Cashier's Office. Email their office at studentbills@sdstate.edu, or call 605-688-6116.

Chemistry Resource Room

A department resource to help students with chemistry concepts, homework and test preparation. Located in the Avera Health Science Center, room 247. Contact the Chemistry Department for more details.

College Dean's Offices

A college dean's office administers a student's major or courses required for graduation. See the list of academic colleges and departments from the SDSU online catalog.

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
    • Dr. Vikram Mistry, Interim Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs, Berg Agricultural Hall 156, 605-688-5133.
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Start with Academic Advisor and/or Department Office for major.
    • Jessica Lewis, Advising and Recruitment Coordinator, reviews petitions and other documents for the Dean's Office, Wagner Hall 251, 605-688-4723.
  • College of Education and Human Sciences
    • Start with Academic Advisor
    • Dean Jill Thorngren reviews petitions and other documents for the Dean's Office, Wagner Hall 249, 605-688-6181.
  • College of Natural Sciences
    • Start with Academic Advisor and/or Department Office for major.
    • Dr. Matt Miller, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Services, reviews petitions and other documents by appointment.
      • Schedule appointments through Layne Manson, West Hall 227, 605-688-4420.
  • College of Nursing
    • Director of Nursing Student Services
      • Dr. Todd Stricherz, Wagner Hall 353, 605-688-5098
    • For undergraduate general petitions, see Associate Dean of Undergraduate Nursing:
      • Dr. Mindy Tinkle, Wagner Hall 373C, 605-688-6153
    • For graduate general petitions, see Associate Dean of Graduate Nursing:
      • Dr. Mary Minton, Wagner Hall 217, 605-688-4299
  • College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
    • Associate Dean for Student Services
      • Dr. Dan Hansen, Avera Health & Science 133A, 605-688-6909
  • Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering
    • Associate Dean for Academic Programs
      • Crothers Engineering Hall 201, 605-688-4161
Computer Help

Visit the Support Desk for questions about wireless internet access, difficulty setting up student email accounts or MyState, or problems with computers or connectivity.

The Support Desk staff are located in Morrill Hall, room 131. You can also email SDSU.SupportDesk@sdstate.edu, or call 605-688-6776.

Continuing & Distance Education

For student assistance with registering for distance courses and resources to support distance student success. Tutoring for online courses is available through Smarthinking.

Call 605-688-4154, go to Distance Education, or email: Distance@sdstate.edu.

Counseling Center

For students who are having issues with adjustment/transition, relationship concerns, alcohol/chemical dependency, stress management or anxiety/depression/trauma.

Please make references to the Student Health and Counseling Center, by email: SDSU.SHC@sdstate.edu, or phone: 605-688-4157. For appointments, call: 605-688-6146.

For URGENT after Hours Mental Health needs, these contacts may help you:

Brookings contacts:

  • UPD: 605-688-5117
  • UPD from campus phone: 111
    • UPD can reach an on-call counselor after hours during the academic year.
  • Brookings Police Department: 605-692-2113
  • Brookings Sheriff's Department: 605-696-8300
  • Brookings Health System (Hospital): 605-696-9000
  • East Central Mental Health Center: 605-697-2850

Sioux Falls Contacts:

  • Avera Behavioral Confidential Assessment Line
    • 800-691-4336 or 605-322-4065

National Suicide Hotline:
1-800-784-2433 (suicide)
1-800-273-8255 (talk)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

Cultural Organizations

Find a list of organizations from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Access webpage. This list provides contact information to learn about social activities or ways to develop an appreciation for diverse backgrounds.

D2L

For more information, please see Instructional Design Services (IDS).

Departmental Associations

View a list of organizations from the Jacks Club Hub. Find opportunities for social activities focused on academic majors, plus, career and professional networking.

Disability Services

Provides academic support and classroom accommodations for students with disabilities.

More information is available from the Office of Disability Services webpage. Visit their office in the University Student Union, room 271, or call 605-688-4504.

Financial Aid Office

For assistance with financial aid questions and forms, to determine how credit load affects financial aid, or work-study eligibility.

The Financial Aid Office is housed in the Enrollment Services Center. Call 605-688-4695 or email SDSU.FinAid@sdstate.edu.

Food Insecurity

Free food for students struggling to pay for food on their own. Provided by students, faculty and staff.

Visit Jacks Cupboard located on the southeast side of Ben Reifel Hall with free 20-minute parking spaces available. Open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Fraternities/Greek Life

SDSU's Greek Life organizations allow students to make social connections, join in campus and community service projects.

To contact the Greek Life Advisor, visit University Student Union, room 140, or call 605-688-4525.

Housing Information

Contact Residential Life for residence hall policies, roommate problems, information about services/campus resources, and student success programming. Residential Life can also help finding off-campus housing.

The Residential Life main offices are located in Caldwell Hall, room 167, or call 605-688-5148.

International Students & Scholars

The SDSU Office of International Affairs (OIA) is a comprehensive home for international student and scholar services, international undergraduate admission, study abroad planning, and community connections program.

The Office of International Affairs Student and Scholars Services provides international student orientation, interpreting immigration regulations, advising, issuing official documents and maintaining records for international students attending SDSU.

Located in H. M. Briggs Library, suite 119, phone: 605-688-4122, email: SDSU.IntlStud@sdstate.edu.

Intramural Sports

For students to get involved on campus or participate in wellness activities, refer then to the Miller Wellness Center Recreation Programs. Call 605-697-9355 or email SDSU.WellnessCenter@sdstate.edu.

Jacks Club Hub

View a list of Departmental, Cultural, and Greek Life organizations from the Jacks Club Hub. Find opportunities for social activities focused on academic majors, plus, career and professional networking.

Legal Advice

Legal Aid, sponsored by the Students' Association, is a free service regarding legal issues or assistance with interpretation of leases.

Located in the University Student Union, room 128, or call 605-688-5181.

Library Research

Visit Hilton M. Briggs Library for research assistance, online and print resources, help with citing resources, individual study space as well as study space for groups, public computers, laptop checkout, printers, scanner, University archives/history and Government information.

Email: BLRef@sdstate.edu. Phone: 605-688-5107. Library Services Desk located by main entrance.

Click "Ask@Briggs" for contact information or to chat with a librarian.

Math Help Center

A Mathematics Department resource to help students with math concepts, homework and test preparation. The Math Help Center is located in Chicoine Architecture, Mathematics and Engineering Hall, room 292. Call 605-688-6196 with questions.

Modern Language Round Table

Students enrolled in any level of Spanish, German and French can practice their conversation skills and/or seek help for homework doubts and difficulties in round table sessions. The Modern Language Round Table is located in Wagner Hall, room 104. Call 605-688-5101 with questions.

Multicultural Center

Experience campus diversity and intercultural awareness, connect with students from ethnically diverse backgrounds, participate in the Minority Peer Mentoring Program. The Multicultural Center is located in the University Student Union, room 271. Call 605-688-5585.

MyState/Self Service

Self Service access for registration, financial aid, student bill and Jacks Email.

It is also the place for students to communicate with faculty, advisors, and SDState staff as well as find campus news, events and messages.

Music, Theatre and Dance Programs

Vocal and instrumental music for credit or co-curricular activity. Pride of the Dakotas.

Call the Performing Arts Center at 605-688-5187, or contact the Music department within the School of Performing Arts.  

National Student Exchange

For students who have a desire to experience other U.S. universities and colleges.

Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 605-688-5585 or visit their office in the University Student Union, room 065. 

Online Courses

For student assistance with registering for distance courses and resources to support distance student success. Tutoring for online courses is available through Smarthinking.

Call 605-688-4154, go to Distance Education, or email: Distance@sdstate.edu.

Records and Registration

For transcript requests, petition forms, or registration problem resolution.

Contact the Enrollment Services Center, call 605-688-6195, ext. 3, or email: SDSU.Registrar@sdstate.edu.

Residential Life

For all of your questions regarding to living on campus, in the Southeast University Neighborhood, or University Apartments, visit Residential Life. You can also call 605-688-5148, or visit their main office in Caldwell Hall.

Safety/Security

For emergency situations, safety escort, or stolen property concerns.

University Police Department (UPD)

Brookings Police Department, phone: 605-692-2113

EMERGENCY - 911

Scholarship Information for Returning or Continuing Students

With questions regarding the Jackrabbit Guarantee, SD Opportunity Scholarship, or SDSU scholarship information, visit University Scholarships. The University Scholarships Coordinator is located in the Enrollment Services Center, call 605-688-5203, or email: Amanda.Stirling@sdstate.edu.

Sororities/Greek Life

SDSU's Greek Life organizations allow students to make social connections, join in campus and community service projects.

To contact the Greek Life Advisor, visit University Student Union, room 140, or call 605-688-4525.

Speech Center

The Speech Center offers an opportunity for SPCM 101 students to practice their speech and receive feedback. Located in Pugsley Center, room 305. Call 605-688-6131, or to schedule an appointment, visit ConnectState.

Student Health/Medical Care and Wellness Resources

For student Primary Care, Reproductive Health, Adult Immunizations, and Nutrition counseling, visit the Student Health Clinic in the Miller Wellness Center.

Student Health and Counseling, phone: 605-688-4157, or email: SDSU.shc@sdstate.edu.

Brookings Hospital: 605-696-9000
Avera Medical Group: 605-697-9500
Sanford Health Clinic Brookings: 605-697-1900

Additional resources are available at: YOU|South Dakota State University.

Student Organization Directory

Jacks Club Hub contains tips and resources on how to get involved in campus activities and make social connections.

Student Success

The Wintrode Student Success Center provides advising for first-year and deciding students, tutoring, academic support and study skills assistance.

Wintrode Student Success Center features:

Study Abroad

Students can learn more from International Affairs about travel/learning overseas, understanding and appreciating diversity. The International/Study Abroad Coordinator is located in West Hall, room 124, phone: 605-688-4122.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a feature of the Wintrode Student Success Center. SI is series of weekly review sessions for historically difficult courses for students who wish to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.

  • Phone: 605-688-4155
  • SDSU.Tutoring@sdstate.edu
  • Visit the Study Hub site, which provides Learning Strategies and a list of all Tutoring (provided by the Wintrode Tutoring Program) and Supplemental Instruction resources by subject.
Testing, Placement, and Credit by Exam

The staff of the Testing Center can assist students with the following testing options:

  • Praxis Exam,
  • Credit for Prior Learning
    • Advanced Placement,
    • CLEP Exams,
    • Challenge by Examination,
    • Challenge by Portfolio,
    • DANTES
  • Proctoring Services,
  • National Entrance Exams,
  • Placement Exams,
    • English Placement
    • Mathematics Placement
    • Reading Placement
    • High School Dual Credit
    • ACCUPLACER exam (former exam used was COMPASS testing).
  • Modern Language Placement.

Contact the Testing Center staff at 605-688-6460 or email their office at: SDSU.Testing@sdstate.edu.

Transfer Credit Equivalency

To help students determine which courses completed at other colleges will apply toward credit at SDState and to help plan summer courses at colleges near home.

Check out the Transfer Credit Evaluator or fill out a Transfer Pre-Evaluation Form to to get a clear picture of your transfer credits.

Located in the Enrollment Services Center, you can email the Transfer Services Coordinator, or call 605-688-4067. 

Transportation

Transportation services for Brookings/SDState Community:

TRIO Programs

Support for students with comprehensive academic difficulties; difficulty with transition to college, peer mentoring services, personalized assistance and referrals. Must be first generation, low income, or have a documented disability.

TRIO Programs staff are located in Larson Commons, room 104. Phone: 605-688-6653.

Tutoring (Wintrode Tutoring Program)

To improve understanding of course material or learn more effective study strategies. Tutoring support for select SDSU courses which can be found on the Wintrode Tutoring Program website.

The Study Hub site provides Learning Strategies and a list of all Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction resources by subject.

Located in the Wintrode Student Success Center. Phone: 605-688-4155 or email: SDSU.Tutoring@sdstate.edu.

YOU at SDSU

Find resources to help guide your overall wellness. Complete your profile, take a reality check and set goals. Or, there are dozens on current events, tips and advice, or resources available for YOU.

Veterans Services

Policy and administrative concerns for veterans, financial support information and available resources.

Find the Veterans Affairs Resource Center in Brown Hall, room 134. Their entrance is on the north side of Brown Hall. Or, call 605-688-4700 or email: SDSU.Veterans@sdstate.edu.

Writing Center

For assistance with developing writing skills or questions about developing or improving any writing project.

The Writing Center is located in the H. M. Briggs Library, room 103. Phone: 605-688-4700.

Not finding what you are looking for? Help us do a better of job of helping you and our fellow Jackrabbits. Email your feedback and updates to the Student Success Committee Jacks for Jacks Action Team. We will work on integrating your contributions into the online resource list. After all that is what Jacks for Jacks is all about!