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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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Here you will find privacy, copyright, trademark and licensing, disclaimer and terms of use information. If you have any questions regarding these matters, please contact webmaster@dsu.edu.

Dakota State University supports the privacy of information submitted by all students, faculty, staff, and visitors who visit our official website. This privacy statement does not apply to websites not officially recognized by the University, such as those created by individual faculty, staff or students using resources within our University domain.

Links to other websites are provided as a courtesy and we do not have control of these sites. We are not responsible for the content, availability or delivery of these services. They are not bound by our privacy or content policies.

DSU complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Privacy of Student Record Policy

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (Log Data). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of DSU.edu that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


We use remarketing and audience features to show website visitors relevant messaging about Dakota State University after you leave DSU.edu. Third-party vendors, such as Google, use this audience/cookie information to show our messaging after leaving DSU.edu via a network of publisher sites. 

Visitors can opt-out here

DSU.edu also uses Google Analytics to collect information about visitors' experiences on the website and the statistical performance of the website. Additionally, the website collects demographic information including age, gender, interests, and other information about our users as a group. This information cannot be used to identify a single individual on the site and, instead, is used as a way for DSU.edu to understand how visitors are using and interacting with the site in order to provide better online experiences.

Visitors to our website may choose whether or not to provide personal information via the official DSU website. If visitors choose not to provide this information, certain options, offers or other services may not be accessible.


This site and other applications on this site may use cookies. Cookies are short, simple text files stored on a visitor's computer hard drive by websites. You can disable cookies on your browser or request a notification when a website attempts to send you a cookie. You may also manually delete cookies from your hard drive.

Disclosure to Third Parties

As a governmental agency, we are governed by open records laws. Any information that we receive through the use of DSU.edu is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper. Otherwise, we do not share personal information with any third party without your permission. We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of users to third parties. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personal information, and individual data will not be released to any outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

The information on the official Dakota State University website (dsu.edu) is provided without a warranty of any kind.

The University makes resources available to a variety of audiences in the DSU community and may list websites and pages developed and maintained by our faculty, staff, students, and organizations. These entities strive to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on these pages. If you have a question or concern regarding any of these linked pages, please contact that entity directly. All other inquiries regarding the official website should be directed to webmaster@dsu.edu.

Some pages may contain links to websites created outside of the University, this does not suggest DSU endorses or approves the content of these pages.

The Department of Public Relations and Marketing is responsible for the design and content of the official University site. It is not responsible for the timeliness or completeness of pages or information created by other departments or individuals.

All material contained on this website (dsu.edu) is protected by US copyright regulations and protections. Redistribution or commercial use is prohibited without written permission.

Reporting Alleged Copyright Infringements:

To report suspected electronic copyright infringement originating at Dakota State University, please notify the designated agent as per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Public Law 105-304:

Dakota State University
820 N. Washington Avenue
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: (605) 256-5675

In notifying us of the alleged copyright infringement, please include the following information:

  • A description of the infringed material and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material
  • Contact information for you, including your address, telephone number, and/or email address
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law
  • A statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed and
  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on its behalf

Dakota State University protects the use of any logo, wordmark, nicknames and other identifiable marks associated with DSU that are distinguishable from other universities. Any use of these marks without written consent of the University is prohibited. For information regarding the usage or to report inappropriate usage, please contact the Department of Public Relations and Marketing.

The University is committed to providing meaningful accessibility on our website and other online activities provided by DSU to all users. We strive to deliver a website that meets or exceeds accessibility and usability standards. Our website has been designed to meet accessibility standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3).

In accordance with the American's with Disabilities Act, the information on this site is available in alternate formats upon request. Please contact our Disability Services Office for more information.

Dakota State University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity. DSU prohibits discrimination based on the arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability, except to the extent allowed by law.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy