The new Alumni Green will better serve our growing alumni base, and provide indoor and outdoor spaces for campus visitors to enjoy.
Jackrabbit Journeys is traveling to Australia in 2017. Join us!

Welcome Alumni & Friends of SDSU

We are an independent, not-for-profit organization, non dues association that welcomes all graduates, former students, faculty, staff and friends of South Dakota State, as well as students, to be SDSU Alumni Association members. We strive to connect alumni to SDSU and each other, through the promotion of the University and by providing valuable benefits, services and resources to our members. To ensure you are fully experiencing being an alumni association member, please make sure your information with us is current. Go Jacks!

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Upcoming Events


Join fellow South Dakota State University teammates at the upcoming Track & Field Reunion. Cheer on the Jacks at the Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday in the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Enjoy a social with teammates Friday evning and watch the Men's Basketball game vs Denver in Frost Arena on Saturday.

Come join the Sioux Empire Staters for their March Luncheon. Guest speaker will be Summit League Commissioner, Tom Douple.

Join us for the Summit League Pregame Rallies in Sioux Falls, March 4th through the 7th. More details to follow. Brought to you by SDSU Athletics, SDSU Foundation, SDSU Alumni Association, and the Sioux Empire Staters.


Come join the Sioux Empire Staters for their April Luncheon. Guest speaker Aaron Johnston, Head Coach of the SDSU Women's Basketball Team.

Come join the Sioux Empire Staters for their May Luncheon. Guest speaker will be Athletic Director, Justin Sell. 
Join alumni and friends of SDSU this June in Yankton, SD for the annual Yankton Golf Tournament. More details to follow. 
Join fellow alumni and friends from around the Pierre area for a Jackrabbit Social on July 19.
Kinchel Doerner, current dean of the Graduate School at South Dakota State University, will serve as the interim vice president of research and economic development effective Jan. 1. Kevin Kephart held the vice president position before announcing his plans to retire.

Kevin Kephart, a mainstay at South Dakota State University for 30 years, has announced his plans to retire from the university, effective June 21, 2017. Kephart currently serves the role of vice president for research and economic development.


South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn will serve on the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly formed Agriculture Science Committee. The 20-member committee will advise the EPA Science Advisory Board on scientific and technical issues that have a direct environmental impact on farming and agriculture-related industries.