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 Resources

Campus Resources, 988 suicide & crisis lifeline

Campus resources

Text lines

  • Crisis Text Line: Text “4hope” to 741-741
  • Trevor Chat (LGBTQ): Text “Start” to 678-678 

Phone resources

  • 988
    988 is the national three-digit number for all mental health, substance use, and suicide crises. 988 calls are routed to South Dakota’s only 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Center, the Helpline Center. The Helpline Center has trained crisis specialists available 24/7 via call, text, or chat.
  • United Way: 2-1-1
    The 211 database is a central access point for information and referrals on nonprofit, social service, and government agencies in South Dakota.

Mobile Apps

Crisis or emergency

911 and 988