Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

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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Athletic Programs

In Trojan athletics, there’s never a dull moment. Our 13 NAIA teams represent DSU in intercollegiate athletic competitions and tournaments around the nation. We are committed to providing a positive, quality athletic experience that will develop student athletes intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.

DSU Trojan Cheerleader Squad

Our Trojan Squad consists of the best cheerleaders. From chants to pyramids, our cheerleaders support our Trojan teams and participate in other Trojan activities throughout the year!

Athletic Scholarships

Athletics are so much more than a sport. They give you friendships and connections to last a lifetime. They give you the academic support you need to succeed. They give you opportunity to expand and strengthen your knowledge. With over 20 athletic scholarships to apply for, you can play for the Trojans, study the field you love, and lighten your financial load. Our scholarships ensure that you and your teammates will build on past success and represent DSU for years to come. Check out our athletic scholarships below, get your application materials in order, and apply!


Athletic Camps

Attending a camp, at any point in your athletic career, can have a huge impact on your athletic performance and self-esteem. Our Trojan athletic camps will advance your skills in agility, strategic thinking, and communication. You’ll also have the chance to bond with other athletes and work with the best coaches from DSU. Our camps run throughout the summer, but sign up soon, since they fill up quickly!