Cultural Diversity

The South Dakota School of Mines is an international community of scholars. The campus has students, faculty and staff from more than 40 countries.  This diversity adds to the SD Mines educational experience. At SD Mines, individuals from different backgrounds and different cultural perspectives learn together and work together towards solutions and achievements.

By The Numbers

The SD Mines Office of Multicultural Affairs led a study of campus diversity.  View the Diversity Report that resulted from this work.

Institutional support is available for a wide variety of groups.  The Ivanhoe International Center helps students from around the globe integrate into the School of Mines experience. A broad program of services is provided to foreign students in several degree programs and students wanting to study abroad. The Center For Inclusion supports the needs of Native American, African American, Latino/a, Asian and underrepresented student demographics. This is done through a number of activities including; guidance, advocacy, support meetings, study groups, and more.   

SDSMT International Center Students

Ivanhoe International Center

The Ivanhoe International Center helps students from all over the world join and succeed at the SD School of Mines & Technology.

SDSMT Office of Multicultural Affairs

Center For Inclusion

The Center For Inclusion supports students from diverse backgrounds and enriches the campus experience at SD Mines.     


Military students, both veteran students and those planning a military career, find support and resources at the Veteran's Resource Center. (VRC)  SD Mines VRC provides veterans with a relaxing place to study and connect with other veterans on campus.  The VRC provides a host of services including; tutoring, job assistance, scholarship searches and applications, academic and life skills workshops, and more. In addition the VRC has snacks, an information board, and several couches and chairs for veterans to relax in.

A variety of international, professional, and campus student organizations are available as well.  Events like the annual Cultural Expo and the Diwali celebration, produced by the India Club, draw enthusiastic participation from the campus and the Rapid City community.


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