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General Information
1015 Campanile Avenue
Brookings , South Dakota 57007-1898

Disability Resource Office

Office of Disability Services
Box 2815, Student Union 271
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota 57007
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About South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University (SDSU) is a public university located in the charming town of Brookings, South Dakota. As the state’s largest university, SDSU offers a wide array of academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a vibrant campus community that attracts students from all over the world.

Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, SDSU is known for its strong agricultural programs, making it a top choice for students interested in fields such as agriculture, horticulture, and animal science. However, the university also offers programs in areas like engineering, nursing, education, business, and arts and sciences, providing students with a well-rounded educational experience.

The campus spans over 260 acres and boasts a beautiful and safe environment for students to thrive. The university takes pride in its accessibility, offering a four-year accessibility score of 1. This means that students who enroll at SDSU have a higher likelihood of graduating within four years, making it an appealing option for individuals seeking an efficient and focused education.

Beyond academics, SDSU provides its students with a myriad of extracurricular activities and opportunities to get involved on campus. With over 200 student organizations, including clubs, sports teams, and academic societies, students have plenty of options to pursue their passions and build lasting friendships.

As for the surrounding area, Brookings, South Dakota, offers a welcoming and tight-knit community that embraces the university and its students. This quintessential college town provides a safe and friendly environment, making it an ideal place for students to call home during their time at SDSU. With a population of around 24,000, Brookings offers a charming downtown area with local shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, creating a vibrant atmosphere for both students and residents.

For nature enthusiasts, the surrounding area of Brookings is filled with picturesque landscapes and outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearby Oakwood Lakes State Park, for instance, offers hiking trails, fishing spots, and beautiful picnic areas, providing a perfect escape from the hectic college life.

Another notable aspect of SDSU is its dedication to research and innovation. The university is a leading institution in agricultural research, actively addressing regional and global challenges in the field. Through research centers and partnerships with industry leaders, students at SDSU have unique opportunities to engage in groundbreaking research projects and contribute to advancements in their respective fields.

In conclusion, South Dakota State University is a reputable public university located in the welcoming town of Brookings, South Dakota. With its diverse academic programs, inviting campus community, and commitment to research and innovation, SDSU provides students with a comprehensive education and an enriching college experience. Whether it be pursuing academic excellence, engaging in extracurricular activities, or immersing oneself in the local community, SDSU offers a supportive environment for students to thrive and succeed.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
  • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
  • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

Services Provided

  • Residence Hall Accommodations
  • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
  • Priority Enrollment
  • Reduced courseload
  • Medical leave

Campus Accessibility

Accessible Level

  • Student Health Services
  • Mental Health Support Services
  • Institution Online Platforms
  • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
  • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
  • Entertainment and Event Facilities
  • Close Off-Campus Transit
  • Student Housing
  • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
  • The library(ies)
  • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
  • On-Campus Transit

Services Provided

  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations
  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
  • Service and Emotional Support Animals