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Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College

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There are advantages in attending a small liberal arts college, such as prestige and personal attention … and there are advantages to attending a large public university, such as a variety of majors, access to research and an active student life.

The Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College strives for both, creating an environment where talented, motivated students may combine the best of both ends of the spectrum into a world-class education—at no additional cost.

Honors offers small classes taught by some of SDSU’s most outstanding faculty. Courses are stimulating, challenging and fun. Students actively engage in writing, discussion and in-depth exploration of subjects and topics that interest them.

Combine these experiences with opportunities for research, leadership, travel and service—along with our dynamic community of faculty and student scholars—to create a value-added education like no other.

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Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College Events

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Sep 23

Film Screening: Temple Grandin

Oct 4

First Year Fellowship

Oct 11

First Year Fellowship

Oct 18

First Year Fellowship

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SDSU students, President Barry Dunn and Jack the Jackrabbit celebrate One Day for STATE in front of the Coughlin Campanile.

Jackrabbits near, far rally together to break records on seventh annual One Day for STATE

Jackrabbits in all 50 states and across 15 countries united to tackle historic philanthropy on Sept. 7 during One Day for STATE. The South Dakota State University Foundation’s seventh annual giving day celebrated all things SDSU and the impact that can be made through private gifts.
A view from the Coughlin Campanile overlooking the SDSU campus.

Near record first-year class, retention drives SDSU enrollment up

A near-record class of first-time students and record retention from students’ freshmen to sophomore year increased South Dakota State University’s enrollment to its highest number in five years.
SDSU cheerleaders and Jack the Jackrabbit celebrate One Day for STATE.

SDSU Foundation celebrates seventh annual One Day for STATE giving challenge Thursday

Jackrabbit spirit for South Dakota State University shattered records and transformed lives after last year’s historically successful giving day, and it will happen again this Thursday, Sept. 7, when the SDSU Foundation hosts its seventh annual One Day for STATE event.