Building Something Greater Together


South Dakota State University builds connections beyond campus with an environment that encourages excellence and the spirit of teamwork. Whether through innovative research, community service or other efforts, Jackrabbits are forever building something greater.


SDSU Is Building Greater Community

Being part of the SDSU legacy means making positive contributions to your community. Whether you're a recent graduate or a successful alum, Jackrabbits uplift others. SDSU supports a culture of engagement, encouraging individuals to strive for solutions that serve everyone.

SDSU plays a significant role in the state by driving 45% of South Dakota's public higher education economic impact. As an institution, we strive to build something greater not only on campus but also in the broader state. The difference is in the data.

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Recent data shows that SDSU graduates have had a direct economic impact of $100 billion+ over a 40-year career.

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Scholarly activities and research available to students on campus produced $67 million+ in FY19.

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SDSU research has successfully generated a $104 million+ economic impact and 600+ jobs.

Students Are Building Greater Successes

Learning experiences at SDSU encourage students to expand their horizons. By providing an accessible education with an emphasis on applied learning, we empower young minds to build a greater future for themselves and make meaningful contributions to the world.

Building Community With Passion 

Miranda Dooley, an interior design alum, now shapes spaces as a project interior designer with Perkins&Will in Denver. Her work goes beyond aesthetics, translating client goals into compelling narratives within architectural designs. Miranda is not just a designer; she's a storyteller, shaping environments that resonate with the people who inhabit them. SDSU set the stage for her journey, and now, Miranda is creating an impact that extends far beyond the walls she designs.

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Building Knowledge With Innovation 

Jocelyn Tillman, an Electrical Engineering major, was introduced to campus through BEST Robotics as a middle school student. Now a Briggs Scholar at SDSU, she knows engineering isn't just a field of study; it's a pathway to building a better future. She’s aligned her studies with a desire for constant improvement and innovation through hands-on lab experiences and real-world internships with industry leaders.

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Building Fulfillment With Support 

Sean Roiger, a nursing student at SDSU, chose the university for its welcoming atmosphere and comprehensive offerings. Through challenging clinical experiences, SDSU has equipped him with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the nursing profession. With access to amenities and facilities, Sean has found a fulfilling balance between his academic and personal pursuits at SDSU.

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Building Belonging With Experiences 

Harley Fischer, a human biology (pre-medicine) student and Wokini Scholar at SDSU, is driven to become a Native American physician and bring accessible health care to her community. She values the supportive resources at SDSU's American Indian Student Center and the hands-on experience offered through the human cadaver-based anatomy program. Alongside her track and field involvement, Harley has formed lasting friendships and found her sense of belonging at SDSU.

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Experience Life as a Jackrabbit

Keeping up with Jackrabbit Nation never disappoints. We want you to experience everything we have to offer. Our students and community members are yellow and blue through and through. 

Athletics: Feel Our Spirit

The infectious Jackrabbit spirit unites our campus community at SDSU. Whether it's cheering for our FCS national champions or participating in the Hobo Day Parade, our pride only grows. This collective spirit keeps building a bigger sense of belonging, forever uplifting our legacy.

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Visits: See Your Vision

We enjoy seeing Jackrabbits of all generations on social media, but we especially love seeing you on campus! Let us show you what your legacy means or share what you could build here as a student. Join us on our platforms and explore our visit options to see how we've been building something greater. 

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