The way we were
Above is one of the earliest photos of what would become the Dakota State University campus. The building in the distance is Beadle Hall, or West Wing. Constructed in 1886, it is the oldest building in South Dakota still used for its original purpose-education.
About the Alumni Association
The Dakota State Alumni Association consists of over 22,000 alumni across the United States and throughout the world.
Alumni Association Membership
Membership in the Dakota State Alumni Association automatically includes all former students who have attended DSU for at least one academic year and/or have earned a minimum of 12 semester hours.
DSU communications are sent only to members of the Alumni Association who are considered to be active members. If a member does not have contact information on file at DSU, has requested to be excluded, or has had no DSU involvement within the past 30 years, he/she will be automatically excluded from certain communications. If you believe you are on the inactive members list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your current contact information and request to receive all DSU alumni communications.
Alumni Association Meetings
The Alumni Association holds its annual meeting on the DSU campus in the fall during Homecoming Weekend. All alumni are invited to attend to learn news from the Executive Committee, Alumni Council and the latest things going on within the Association. Watch the Alumni Weekend schedule for the date, time and location of the next annual meeting.
The Alumni Board is led by the Alumni Association Executive Committee. It is an elected body of DSU alumni volunteers who fulfill the provisions of the Association's bylaws. The board makes decisions and takes all actions within the purview of the Association except those specifically requiring action by the Association.
Members of the Alumni Board are elected, with the exception of the DSU Student Senate representative, who is appointed to the board by the Student Senate.
The Executive Committee is chaired by the Alumni Association president.
Office of Alumni Relations
With advice, leadership and volunteer support from the Alumni Association Executive Committee and Alumni Board, the DSU Office of Alumni Relations coordinates and sponsors opportunities for alumni to engage with DSU and stay connected to each other. The Office of Alumni Relations is housed in the Alumni Welcome Center at the Kringen Foundation Building in Madison.