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LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Mission Statement

The mission of the South Dakota State University LGBTQIA+ Resource Center is to provide community and campus resources to both allies and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Students, faculty and staff at our university, as well as residents of the Brookings community, are welcome to these resources!

SDSU Named Best College in South Dakota for LGBTQ Students

Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students Campus Index Recognition Badge

South Dakota State University has been named as the Best College for LGBTQ+ Students in South Dakota for 2019 by BestColleges in association with Campus Pride! 

According to BestColleges, many LGBTQ+ students are seeking college opportunities that are affordable, in their home state or close to home and family. In order to help these students seek out quality higher education that meets their needs, is inclusive and safe and provides a welcoming environment for students of various gender and sexual identities, BestColleges partners with the organization, Campus Pride, to identify the top colleges and universities nationwide and in each state that establish high standards for inclusive, quality education. It is an honor for SDSU to be recognized on this list as an institution that supports students and provides opportunity for a welcoming and premiere educational experience.