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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Academic Support and Advising

At Dakota State, we want to see you succeed. Staff and student employees are here to help you – whether it’s through individual tutoring appointments or Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions.

If you are interested in a student leader position in SI, tutoring, or the Writing Center, please log into Handshake to review the job description and complete the necessary materials.

Academic peer advising

At DSU, all undergraduate students are assigned to an academic advisor. You'll work with them to plan your course schedules and to create professional and personal goals.

Advisors are just a few of the wonderful people you'll meet throughout your college career. They are your built-in support system and will do everything they can to help you succeed. To find out who your academic advisor is, log into your self-service registration portal and go to your student profile. Don't forget to save their contact information, as you'll be meeting with them regularly throughout the year.

Log into TrojanConnect to make and appointment

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program where an SI Leader (a student who has previously taken the course) attends class with their peers and then hosts two to three SI sessions outside of class, to support peers in the course content.  

Sessions are held in the SI Interactive Conference Room in the Learning Engagement Center (LEC).

SI Classes for Spring 2022:

Computer Science: CSC 250
SI Leader: Max Davis

Monday 4:30 - 6:30 pm;  Kennedy Center - Room 122
Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm;  Kennedy Center - Room 122

Human Anatomy: BIOL 221
SI Leader: Payton Harrell

Monday 8:45 - 9:45 am;  Learning Engagement Center - Room 045
Monday 4:30 - 5:30 pm; Learning Engagement Center - Room 045
Wednesday 4:30 - 5:30 pm; Learning Engagement Center - Room 045

College Algebra: Math 114
SI Leader: Chris-Lionel Guipi-Bopala

Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00 pm; Science Center - Room 113
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00;  pm Science Center - Room 113
Thursday 3:30 - 4:30;  pm Science Center - Room 113

Calculus I: Math 123
SI Leader: Alex Smith

Tuesday 4:00 - 5:30 pm; Science Center - Room 113
Wednesday 12:00 - 1:30 pm; Science Center - Room 133*
Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm; Science Center - Room 113

Introduction to Discrete Mathematics: Math 201
SI Leader: John Dandy

Monday 6:30 - 8:00 pm; Science Center - Room 114
Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 pm; Science Center - Room 114


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The DSU Writing Center provides reading and writing support to you and your peers, both on-campus and online, across a variety of disciplines. Whether you’re analyzing texts from your class readings or finalizing your essay, our Learning Assistants will assist you at any stage.

In addition to one-on-one consultations, the Writing Center offers individualized assistance and group workshops in reading, study skills, scholarly formatting, research, and more. Learning Assistants are also available via Skype or through D2L’s dropbox folder.

Writing Center

DSU provides tutoring to both on-campus and online students. Our tutoring program supports a wide variety of General Education courses and many upper-level courses in your area of study!

Both individual and small group tutoring is available. We make every effort to create a supportive environment where active learning takes place. We are committed to cultivating a dynamic, effective, intellectual atmosphere.

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Writing Center
(605) 256-5245