Rendering of the proposed new Blankley Field at Dakota State University..

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New athletics complex named after DSU Coach George Blankley. The Trojans Unite campaign will focus on several areas, one of those key areas being athletic facilities.

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Counseling Center

When life brings you challenges, we’re here to offer you some assistance. We realize there is more to college than just achieving great things in the classroom. It is about meeting goals in all areas of your life – courses, relationships, and personal development. Our counseling resources are here to help you succeed. Whether you’re struggling in classes, experiencing relationship issues, or are concerned by your substance use or someone else’s, Dakota State counseling is here for you.

What we offer

Student and a certified counselor are having a discussion.
Our mission is to provide high quality services for students from all backgrounds. From individual counseling to online resources, the Counseling Center is here for you.

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, counseling services to enrolled students. Most students' counseling needs can be readily addressed by the center's professional staff.

Please note: The Counseling Center offers psychological counseling and not academic advising. If you are hoping to schedule academic advising, please make an appointment with your advisor.
  • Academic strategies resources
  • Case management services
  • Consultation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Wellness programming

Discussion topics

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Academic stress
  • Abuse and violence issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity concerns
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance use

Telehealth services

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 on our community and campus, the DSU Counseling Center is utilizing telehealth services. All telehealth sessions will be attended remotely via phone or Zoom. Please know we are here to support all students through this abrupt transition.

If you would like to continue services or schedule a new appointment, please email us at

Hours of operation during the academic year

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Schedule appointment using TrojanConnect

Schedule an appointment through TrojanConnect by clicking on 'Counseling and Disability Services.'

Summer hours and scheduling

The Counseling Center is open reduced hours over the summer and availability is by appointment only.

Learning Engagement Center 041 - located in the northeast corner
(605) 256-5121

Urgent and emergency services

  • For emergencies or crisis situations, dial 911 for off-campus assistance

Contact us

As always, we’re here to help you find success not only as a student but as an individual with the potential for excellence.
(605) 256-5121

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