Founded in 1889 with a history almost as long as the University that it serves the South Dakota State University Alumni Association, a private non-profit organization, strives to keep SDSU’s nearly 75,000 living alumni connected to their alma mater.

Annually the Alumni Association hosts nearly 100 events all across the country and continuously communicates with its alumni through their alumni focused publication STATE Magazine, their monthly e-newsletter State Update, their social media accounts, print materials, and email.

The Alumni Association is a robust and dedicated organization, fully engaged in the mission of keeping alumni of SDSU connected to SDSU. We are your Alumni Association and we appreciate your support.


The South Dakota State University Alumni Association fosters a spirit of loyalty and community among its alumni, students, and friends.


Steward meaningful relationships
Manage engaging experiences
Tell the University's story in relevant ways
Be collaborators and catalysts