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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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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.

Locate and Learn about the Learning Engagement Center (LEC)

Locate and Learn about the Learning Engagement Center (LEC)

What we offer

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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 through the following services:

  • Academic strategies resources
  • Case management services
  • Consultation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual and group counseling (Currently counselors are only licensed to provide this service in the state of South Dakota)
  • 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

 Scope of Practice

Telehealth services

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community and campus, the DSU Counseling Center continues to utilize telehealth services. Telehealth sessions will be attended remotely via Zoomhealth.

If you would like to continue services or schedule a new appointment, please schedule through Trojan Connect - Counseling and Disability Services, call 605-256-5121 or email counseling.center@dsu.edu

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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