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.

Majors & Degrees

Suicide Prevention

It's okay to ask for help

At DSU, you are NOT alone. You are part of a community and we are here for each other. There are many helpful resources on and off campus with people who understand how you feel. And they can help you get back to really feeling okay again.

Need Support Now?

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.

Have you ever been asked, "Are you OK?" And Answered "Yes" even though you were not?

There is no reason to wait.

  • Call the Counseling Center at (605) 256-5121 or check out our full list of resources.
  • If you are concerned about a friend, student, or co-worker, consult our Response Guide to see what steps to take.
  • If you are interested in helping with suicide prevention at CSU, check out the Peer Educators or Suicide Prevention Team.

988 Fast Facts

  •  988 is confidential, accessible, and available 24/7/365, connecting those experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis with trained crisis counselors.
  • Access is available through every landline, cell phone, and voice-over-internet device in the United States. Call services are available in Spanish and interpretation services in over 150 languages.
  • The 988 dialing code is available for call, text, and chat starting July 16, 2022. The previous 1-800-273-8255 number will continue to function even after the transition.
  • The nationwide transition to 988 is just an initial step in reimagining crisis support in the U.S.