Knowledge Base

Categories (13)

Academic Advising

Undergraduate academic advising information & how-to's

Center for Teaching & Learning

CTL offers opportunities for the academic community to strengthen teaching and assessment strategies and technology-enhanced learning. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Karl Mundt Library.


Counseling Center

The mission of Dakota State University's Counseling Center is to promote student persistence, retention and academic success by providing a system of resources - offering access to a continuum of mental health and alcohol and other drug services.

We believe in creating a welcoming environment that values diversity and inclusion, encourages intellectual and emotional growth and fosters social learning and development. The Counseling Center supports the learning environment through providing the following services: individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, consulting and referral, and outreach programming.

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~ Robert Collier


D2L (Desire2Learn) Brightspace, DSU's Learning Management System, provides a web-based environment for online courses and resources.

Human Resources

Payroll & benefits, leave, worker’s compensation, employee recognition, hiring, classification & compensation, training and development, employee relations, benefits administration, records management, and regulatory compliance.

Information Technology

Location: Karl Mundt Library - 1st Floor

Phone: (605) 256-5675

Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Summer Term: Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm

Online Education

How to's for distance education students (online students). Information on how to access help resources, computer requirements & recommendations for online students and proctoring needs.



Information on how to make purchases for departments

Registrar's Office

Registration & Records: The main function of the Registrar's Office is to maintain the integrity of all academic records, establish registration guidelines and to oversee all registration activities for the University.

This category has articles on how to complete some of the following tasks.

Changing registrations: registering for classes, dropping classes, or withdrawing from the University
Applying for graduation: graduation audits for undergraduates and graduates and completing the application
Advising and graduation requirements
Commencement Information
Requesting a transcript
Transfer credit evaluation
Prior learning credit
Student academic forms
Visitor Pass Courses​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Trojan Card Services

The Trojan Card is the official identification card for the DSU community.

In addition to being the official ID, the Trojan Card serves a number of different functions, making it a truly valuable tool. It can be used as a library card, meal card, activities card, Community Center card, residence hall access, academic building access and Trojan Silver, an electronic way to make purchases at the Bookstore, concession stands, and other on and off campus locations.

Video Conferencing & Phones

Microsoft Teams, VoIP, & Zoom

University Policies

Dakota State University faculty and staff must adhere to the policies of the State of South Dakota and the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) in addition to internal university policies. Several policy resources are available on this page to assist faculty/staff.