SDSU Connect engages South Dakota’s largest, most comprehensive university with Sioux Falls and its land-grant mission that serves its citizens and communities while providing them the benefits of higher education.
SDSU Connect creates meaningful connections to individuals, organizations and communities in the state's largest and fastest-growing city.
SDSU Connect began with a 40-member task force that included a broad range of campus partners from several areas of the university, including academic affairs, student affairs, research and economic development, Jackrabbits Athletics, the SDSU Alumni Association and the SDSU Foundation. A year of discovery and connecting with Sioux Falls leaders, educators and community members helped shaped SDSU Connect.
Through that work, several strategic initiatives were developed and the launch of SDSU Connect began during the 2022-23 academic year.
SDSU Connect Committees
Engaging SDSU in Sioux Falls
Initiatives that connect the university with community groups, organizations and community leaders to build impactful relationships between SDSU experts and resources to meet the need of the workforce and K-12 students in Sioux Falls.
Engaging Sioux Falls with SDSU
Programs that bring Sioux Falls K-12 students and community leaders to the Brookings campus to experience the value of a four-year degree and the opportunities afforded by South Dakota’s first Land-grant university.
Enhancing the SDSU Brand
Building on SDSU already strong brand in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area by capitalizing on opportunities to showcase SDSU, its people, and students.