Office of Student Engagement

Get the most out of your time at South Dakota Mines by participating in educational, engaging, and social activities. Gain leadership skills. Help the community. And connect with other students that you'll soon call family. The Office of Student Engagement team is here to support you in your journey through school. So, come and explore with us! Join a student organization, attend our events, and let your creativity and curiosity soar.

Leadership Development

Leadership skills are life skills! The Student Engagement staff knows that leadership comes in a variety of forms. Whether you hold a campus job, serve as an officer of a student organization, or are a member of a CAMP Team, our office is here to help you gain the skills to be a future leader in industry. We will connect you to the leadership opportunity that is right for you.

Student Organizations

At South Dakota Mines, we have over 100 student-led organizations waiting for you! These groups are where you can meet new people who share your interests and passions. Joining is easy! You can explore our different organizations by visiting our Rocker Central Platform. Joining a student organization not only lets you have a great time but also helps you grow as a person.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Imagine this: a place where you not only study hard, but also make lifelong friends, learn important skills, and have a blast while doing it. That's exactly what being part of a fraternity or sorority is all about. We've got a variety of options just for you! South Dakota Mines is home to six fraternities, one co-ed fraternity, and two sororities. No matter what you are looking for- friendship, fun, or personal growth, our Fraternity and Sorority are for you. You can learn more about our fraternities and sororities here.

Community Service and Civic Engagement

Hardrockers give back. As a student at South Dakota Mines, you have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get involved with meaningful projects that transform our local community and communities around the world. We're not just preparing future scientists and engineers for industry, we're shaping them into compassionate citizens and inspiring leaders through educational adventures and volunteer opportunities. Our staff can assist you in finding the right volunteer for you. You can also check out our community service groups on Rocker Central.

Surbeck Center

Step into the heart of South Dakota Mines and discover the vibrant hub that is the Surbeck Center! Imagine a place where students, faculty, staff, and guests come together to enjoy exciting recreational activities, delve into focused studying and savor delicious meals. This bustling center isn't just about fun and food- it's a melting pot of creativity and collaboration. From energizing meetings to lively events, Surbeck Center is where unforgettable moments happen, making our campus a welcoming community for everyone! Learn more about the Surbeck Center here.

Meet our Staff

We are located on the main level of the Surbeck Center next to the McKeel Room. Stop by and visit us!

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Rocker Central is your one stop location to get involved on campus. Check out our over 100 student organizations, campus departments, and free events!