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Mission Vision and Values


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 community
  • 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