On May 2, 2018, South Dakota State University became the 1st campus in South Dakota to become a Bee Campus USA affiliate. SDSU is the 42nd Bee Campus USA affiliate in the nation.
Bee Campus USA promotes grounds keeping and community outreach that supports and promotes pollinators. In order to be recognized as a Bee Campus USA, SDSU must:
- Establish a committee and develop a habitat plan
- Host awareness events regarding the importance of pollinators
- Support and track student service-learning projects that enhance pollinator habitats
- Offer pollinator focused courses and/or workshops
- Post signage to educate campus and the Brookings Community
- Maintain a web presence