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Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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Alumni & Friends

Alumni for a lifetime

You're only a student for a few years, but you're a Trojan for life.

We're proud of our alumni and what they accomplish when they leave campus. So if you're an alum, we encourage you to send us updates on career successes and important life events. We share this news through our alumni newsletter and magazine. Be sure to sign up for the alumni newsletter or check out the alumni magazine to share your own news and see what your classmates are up to today.

If you want to show your Trojan pride now that you're off-campus, you can order a DSU license plate or get involved with the alumni board. Be sure to stop by campus to visit or attend an alumni event throughout the year. We're always happy to see you!

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Support future alumni

Our students benefit from a range of scholarships that have been funded by alumni like you. If you are able to give, we invite you to learn more about the DSU Foundation or make a gift online.

“After attending a DSU alumni social gathering in Scottsdale, Ariz., I realized that I want to become more involved with my alma mater because of all the opportunities the school has given me.”

Victoria Sopko, Elementary Education '17

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Child of Alumni tuition rate program

Continue the DSU legacy and save money with the Child of Alumni tuition rate program.

Freshmen and transfer students that live outside South Dakota are eligible to receive in-state tuition if their parent or legal guardian earned a Dakota State degree.

To be eligible, students must have a 20 ACT and the rate applies to on-campus tuition only. For more information, please contact our Admissions Office at (888) 378-9988 or email


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DSU Alum Tony Nour knows the impact of scholarships

South Dakota native and 2003 DSU alum Tony Nour was a recipient of multiple scholarships when he attended Dakota State University. He now gives back to provide opportunities for others.

The spring 2021 SBS/Gamewell Family Scholarship recipients include: Kinsey Pickering (back left), Gillian Morris, Kanthi Narukonda, Katie Shuck, and Michael Fahnlander. Also pictured are Dr. Pam Rowland, Julia Miller and Jon Waldman of SBS, and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky. Rowland and Podhradsky are co-founders of CybHER.

Five receive SBS/Gamewell scholarship

Workforce diversity was an active passion for late SBS Cybersecurity CEO Aaron Gamewell, evidenced through the SBS CyberSecurity and Gamewell Family Endowed Scholarship. This spring five students from diverse groups received the scholarship.

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DSU Alumna Tamara Deutz Promoted to Partner in Training for Hoffman & Brobst, PLLP

Tamara Deutz has always had a love for the accounting world. and since graduating from DSU in 2006, she's gained valuable experience in tax and audit areas. Now, she's now made Partner in Training at Hoffman & Brobst and will become a full equity partner of the practice in 2022.

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