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Office for Inclusion

Preparing South Dakota Mines students for success in the global community through the promotion and support of cultural diversity.

Office for Inclusion Mission Statement

The Office for Inclusion cultivates an inclusive campus climate that supports underrepresented populations, fosters respect for those with diverse backgrounds, and promotes cultural proficiency among faculty, staff and students.

South Dakota Mines Inclusion Statement

South Dakota Mines & Technology is committed to cultivating an inclusive learning environment where faculty, staff, and students can grow and succeed. We value the diversity of unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and talents within our community. It is our goal to promote a culture of respect, honor, understanding, integrity, and collaboration. It is through this diversity and inclusion that we find our strength.

We are here to help students from underrepresented populations thrive at the South Dakota Mines while preserving cultural distinctiveness through the following services provided:

  • Pre-Orientation Program
  • Book loan library
  • Professional and corporate presentations in STEM
  • Cultural speakers
  • Student support lunches
  • Tutoring and peer mentoring
  • Identifying scholarship opportunities
  • Assistance with internships and co-ops
  • Cultural competency trainings
  • Honoring Ceremony for American Indian graduates
  • Diversity education materials
  • Assessments: Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) & Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0)

Campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Opportunity for All - Inclusive success resource guide

Tiospaye  - American Indian scholar program

Campus Diversity Report - Mines continues to raise awareness and improve campus diversity 

American Indian Summary Report - Mines has several programs that support the access and success of American Indian students and surrounding community

WiSE - Women in Science and Engineering organization that helps every woman student find success

Inclusion Organizations - Student groups from underrepresented communities participate in cultural, political, educational and social activities

Contact Information:

Cedric Collinge 
Director of Inclusion
Phone: (605) 394-2213

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