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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.

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Trojans Unite

DSU Events Center rendering at night
DSU Events Center rendering

Building champions

Intercollegiate athletics has the power to bring us together. Trojans Unite Building Champions is a campaign designed to engage committed alumni, friends of Dakota State, and dedicated community leaders in raising private funds to advance DSU Athletics in the critical area of athletics facilities.

Top priorities


“I’ve watched DSU Rise to new heights and a new athletics facility would ensure the same fate for the athletics programs. ”

Jessi Giles – Women’s Basketball Player

Endless benefits

The new DSU Athletics Complex is designed to benefit and grow all of Dakota State’s current athletics programs: football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball, volleyball, cross country, track and field, cheerleading, and Esports. It also accounts for the potential addition and development of new sports programs like soccer, golf, and lacrosse.

United Impacts:

  • Balanced distribution of academic majors
  • Business partnerships
  • Increased DSU student enrollment
  • Increased revenue – generating opportunities for DSU
  • Increased revenue – generating opportunities for the Madison area

Thank you donors

"Through the help of the generous donors, alumni, and the Trojan Athletics Club, we have made significant gains in scholarship dollars. This allows our teams to offer the athletics scholarships necessary to compete with other NAIA schools in recruiting quality regional student-athletes to our programs.

For us to compete consistently for conference titles and National Championships the development of this complex is a must. The Fieldhouse was built in 1957 years ago, the football stadium has a grass surface instead of artificial turf, and we do not have an indoor practice facility, even though seven months of the year require teams to train indoors. New facilities will also be necessary as we look to add additional sports." - Jeff Dittman, Athletic Director

Athletics

Jeff Dittman

Jeff Dittman
Athletic Director

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Our Goal? $250 million

While Dakota State's technology-infused academic reputation is a powerful incentive to potential student-athletes, our recruits pay attention to the spaces where they play and where they train. These are symbols of a university's commitment to its collegiate athletic experience.

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President's Office

Richard Hanson

Richard Hanson
Assistant to the President-Special Projects

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