Clubs and Organizations

Go ahead. Get involved.

With tons of clubs and organizations to choose from, you'll be able to get involved with the issues and activities you care about most on campus.

Animation Club

The Animation Club fosters and supports extra-curricular animation activities within the DSU community.

ANIME Club

The purpose of Anime Club is to bring together students who enjoy Anime. We watch various forms of Anime each week, host cosplay events, and have movie nights.

Armed Forces Club

The Armed Forces Club is for those who have served in the United States Armed Services or are presently serving in the National Guard, Reserves, or ROTC. The purpose of this organization is:

  • To join together and provide a social group to help members adjust to and become successful in civilian and college life.
  • To promote college spirit and to establish and maintain fellowship amongst members and students on this campus.
  • To assist with the dissemination of valuable information.
  • To integrate members and students into social and campus activities.
  • To organize worthwhile projects and events pertaining to members and their needs.

Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational, student, Christian organization seeking to provide a spiritual environment for students. CRU consists of weekly meetings, during which students will learn from the Word of God and enjoy fellowship with one another. CRU strives to fulfill three main goals: 

  1. Win – stands for winning people to Christ. This may happen through individual discipleship or an event on campus. 
  2. Build – stands for building people up in their faith. Once someone has accepted Christ as their personal Savior we help them to better understand what it means to be a Christian. This comes in the form of weekly bible studies or pairing up in teams. Getting to know fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and building relationships with them is a key component of CRU. 
  3. Send - stands for sending people out to share the love of Jesus Christ. Once win and build have been accomplished, we train people to go out and tell others about Christ. Not only do we train them to reach others on their campus, but also in their community and around the world. In doing this, we are fulfilling the Great Commission stated in Matthew 28:19-20. 

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)

The American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a DSU-wide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities.

Computer Club

Computer Club promotes increased knowledge and interest in the science, design, development, construction, language, and application of modern computing machinery. We provide a means of communication for students interested in computing. 

CybHER Club

Dakota State University Diverse Student Union

Dakota State University Diverse Student Union serves as the source of information for and liaison between students and DSU on topics pertaining to diversity. This organization celebrates, maintains, and validates the identity of each individual and culture represented on campus through on-campus and community activities. We promote social interaction for members within the student body and community.

Delta Mu Delta

The purpose of Delta Mu Delta is to encourage higher scholarship and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement in business administration programs.

Disc Golf Club

DSU Ultimate Frisbee offers a friendly, honor based sport to students who are interested in getting exercise, an easy way to make friends, a little competition, or trying something new and fun. 

DSU Association for Information Systems Club (AIS)

DSU Committee for Political Awareness

DSU Esports Club

DSU Live

DSU Live features live music, karaoke, open mic night, and more! In addition to hosting our own events throughout the school year, our Event Technical Services assist University clubs and organizations with productions. Our main production center is “The Underground” in the Trojan Center student union.

DSU Pep Band

DSU Soccer

DSU Soccer gives students an opportunity to be active in a growing sport and have fun in a friendly environment.

DSU Spikeball Club

Emry Hall Council

Emry Hall Council promotes the welfare and interests of residents living in Emry Hall.

Specifically, the Hall Council: 

  • Assembles to discuss issues pertinent to Emry Hall.
  • Plans and implements events and activities for Emry Hall.
  • Takes responsibility for events and activities approved by Emry Hall Council.
  • Provides and administers an annual budget for Emry Hall Council.
  • Conducts hearings of complaints or recommendations of the General Body. 
  • Makes recommendations to the University.
  • Serves as a liaison between the General Body and the University. 
  • Interacts with and supports other University organizations. 
  • Fosters a positive, working relationship with the Residence Hall staff.

Exercise Science Club

The Exercise Science Club provides opportunities for Exercise Science majors to network and gain additional knowledge in the field through events, workshops, and conferences.

Fear the Turkey Drama Club

Fear the Turkey puts on a day long drama camp for kids from Madison. Kids get to spend a Saturday playing educational and fun games exploring the different aspects of theater. They also get a tour of the Dakota Prairie Playhouse. After a lunch break, the kids create and practice a short skit. At the end of the day, parents are welcome to come and watch their kids perform. This is a great way for parents to have a Saturday to get stuff done while the kids are away. The children have a fun day with their friends in a safe environment. Kids also receive a T-shirt to remember the day!

Finance, Investments, Real Estate Club (FIRE)

Game Design Club

The Game Design Club stimulates and promotes interest and professionalism in the field of game design. We help students get acquainted with others that share their interest in game design and assist members with their own projects and ideas.

Gaming Club

The DSU Gaming Club provides entertainment to its members and the student body as a whole. It promotes fellowship among DSU students and gives them a place to relax. We also provide a place for student, faculty, and non-student gamers to teach or play games.

Games include:

  • Collectable card games
  • Role-playing games
  • Board games
  • Games that club members and other associations wish to bring.

There is also a League of Legends eSports team that is part of the Collegiate STAR league, giving students the opportunity to play LoL against other universities within the region.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (The Alliance)

The DSU Gender and Sexuality Alliance represents PRIDE: People Respecting Individual Differences Everywhere.

  • All students, faculty, and staff interested in building a safe and affirming environment on campus are encouraged to join. 
  • We welcome members of the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex and Asexual) Dakota State University community, and our straight allies! 
  • Our mission is to provide a safe place for all people, regardless of identity or sexual preference, to meet and talk as well as gain any resources they may need.

Health Information Management Club

The Health Information Management (HIM) Club promotes DSU HIM programs. We provide students interested in HIM with an opportunity to meet others who share their interests. We encourage ethical and professional development and foster a sense of service to the campus and community by encouraging participation in HIM events and projects.

Higbie Hall Council

Higbie Hall Council promotes the welfare and interests of residents living in Higbie Hall.

Specifically, the Hall Council: 

  • Assembles to discuss issues pertinent to Higbie Hall. 
  • Plans and implements events and activities for Higbie Hall.
  • Takes responsibility for events and activities approved by Higbie Hall Council. 
  • Provides and administers an annual budget for Higbie Hall Council. 
  • Conducts hearings of complaints or recommendations of the General Body. 
  • Makes recommendations to the University.
  • Serves as a liaison between the General Body and the University. 
  • Interacts with and supports other University organizations.
  • Fosters a positive, working relationship with the Residence Hall staff.

International Club

The International Club is an all-inclusive organization that welcomes all students—both international and local. The club’s programs and activities are focused around increasing cultural exchange providing opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the Madison community to better their cultural understanding. As a student-led club, you can help shape and form its future.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)

The mission of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) is:

  • To witness and lead others to a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as God Incarnate.
  • To strengthen the spiritual life of members through the study of the Bible, prayer, and Christian fellowship.
  • To present the call of God to the world mission of the church.
  • To help students and faculty discover God’s role for them.

Kappa Sigma Iota (KSI)

Kappa Sigma Iota Honorary Society of DSU is an unaffiliated, on-campus society. We promote, secure, and maintain a high level of scholastic achievement to acquaint fellow students with the purpose of our organization and to foster high ideals of professional fellowship.

KDSU Online Radio Station

KDSU Online Radio is a student organization within Dakota State University, Madison, SD. Our DJs have different styles from rock and metal to country and alternative. Check out the schedule to see what DJs are playing and when.

Lights, Camera, Action Film Club

Lights, Camera, Action Film Club fosters an environment of creativity. It establishes a network of resources and people to use in the creation of film and video production and brings together those who enjoy the medium of film.

Lost & Found

The purpose of Lost and Found is to prevent suicide and depression in college community members, including faculty, staff, students, and Madison residents.

National Society of Leadership and Success

Newman Club

The Newman Club exists to offer spiritual guidance and to develop a sense of community among students. It provides a means for Catholic students to celebrate and learn about their faith, as well as means for non-Catholics to learn about the Catholic religion.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club

The mission of the PBL chapter is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership development programs. Proven results of FBLA-PBL membership are leadership, self-confidence, competitive abilities, enhanced resume, fundraising experience, good citizenship, and business proficiencies.

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen. Phi Eta Sigma was founded by three distinguished Phi Beta Kappa professors at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923 to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement among members of the freshman classes. Our goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning.

Photography Club

The Photography Club brings awareness to the art of photography. This organization teaches members techniques to strengthen skills in photography. 

Physical Education & Coaching Club

Physical Education & Coaching Club provides opportunities for social interaction, professional development, and service learning. We host fundraisers, trips, workshops, and other social exchanges.

Respiratory Care Club

Respiratory Care Club increases the exchange of knowledge among students and professors regarding the respiratory care profession. We promote a general interest in all phases of respiratory care among all members within the University and community.

Richardson Hall Council

Richardson Hall Council promotes the welfare and interests of residents living in Richardson Hall.

Specifically, the Hall Council: 

  • Assembles to discuss issues pertinent to Richardson Hall.
  • Plans and implements events and activities for Richardson Hall. 
  • Takes responsibility for events and activities approved by Richardson Hall Council. 
  • Provides and administers an annual budget for Richardson Hall Council.
  • Conducts hearings of complaints or recommendations of the General Body. 
  • Makes recommendations to the University.
  • Serves as a liaison between the General Body and the University. 
  • Interacts with and supports other University organizations. 
  • Fosters a positive, working relationship with the Residence Hall staff.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is a service-oriented honor society for students pursuing a major or minor in English. The organization sponsors the annual publication of DSU’s Literary Magazine, New Tricks.

Student Activities Board

The Student Activities Board is committed to providing quality programming to all students. This includes satisfying the entertainment needs of Dakota State University.

We plan numerous events throughout the school year that range from comedians to hypnotists, dances to games shows. This organization is a high-energy group of students who volunteer their time to plan events.

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassadors (SAs) at DSU are more than just a bunch of smiling faces. We are the representatives of Dakota State to prospective students, their parents, and the community.

Student Association Senate

The mission of the Student Association Senate is:

  • To promote student activities.
  • To act on matters relating to student affairs.
  • To serve as a medium between faculty and students and to further cooperation and unity.
  • To stimulate, encourage, organize, and support student activities on campus.
  • To establish the policies and criteria under which organizations may be chartered as student organizations on campus.
  • To appoint representatives to all the University committees in which students participate.
  • To share in the budgeting of the general activity fund.

Teachers of Tomorrow

Teachers of Tomorrow develops prospective educators and promotes appreciation for the teaching profession and professional teacher organization. This organization provides a united student voice in matters affecting their profession and stimulates the highest ideals of professional ethics, attitudes, and growth.

Trojan Times Online Newspaper

The Trojan Times is the official newspaper of Dakota State University, located in Madison, South Dakota.

Zimmermann Hall Council

Zimmermann Hall Council promotes the welfare and interests of residents living in Zimmermann Hall.

Specifically, the Hall Council: 

  • Assembles to discuss issues pertinent to Zimmermann Hall.
  • Plans and implements events and activities for Zimmermann Hall. 
  • Takes responsibility for events and activities approved by the Council. 
  • Provides and administers an annual budget for the Council. 
  • Conducts hearings of complaints or recommendations of the General Body. 
  • Makes recommendations to the University. 
  • Serves as a liaison between the General Body and the University. 
  • Interacts with and supports other University organizations. 
  • Fosters a positive, working relationship with the Residence Hall staff.