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International Students Inc.

International Students Inc. (ISI) of Rapid City is a non-denominational Christian friendship organization dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of international students and scholars at South Dakota Mines.

Ongoing Activities:

ISI Friday Nights

  • International House (15 Kansas City Street)
  • Meet Fridays at 6:00 pm with friends from the U.S. and around the world for a home-cooked meal, friendly conversation, and optional discussion group time. Everyone is welcome - including students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds. This is a great place to meet new friends, try new foods, and have great discussions.

ISI International Coffeehouse

  • International House (15 Kansas City Street)
  • Come join your international and American friends monthly for ISI International Coffeehouse and Game Night on a Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.!  You can enjoy great snacks and coffee/tea over friendly conversation .... or join friends for ping-pong, pool, foosball, chess, or board game competition.

Other ISI Events

  • Join us for one or all of the upcoming ISI events, including Black Hills Trip, Square Dance, Ski Trip, Leadership Retreats & more.
For More Information Contact:

Heather & Kevin Fannin

Newman Center

The mission of the Rapid City Catholic Newman Center is to bring young men and women to Jesus Christ, through full participation in the life of the Church, challenging them to be faithful disciples, equipping them for their vocation and Christian mission in the world.

Check out our website GET INVOLVED | RC Newman Center and follow us on Instagram @RCNewmanCenter.

Center Hours
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday: 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 p.m. with Adoration
Friday: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday: 6:00 p.m.

Contact Information:
316 East Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Father McCormick and Frank Birkholt

Father Mark McCormick – Newman Center Chaplain

Frank Birkholt – Newman Center Director


InterVarsity is a campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. InterVarsity is inter-denominational, student-led, and staff coached. We provide opportunities for students to encounter Jesus, build community, develop as disciples, and be witnesses while on campus.

  • Join us Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of Surbeck Center for our weekly Large Group—Catalyst. Catalyst is a space for us to encourage and challenge each other as we grow more like Jesus Christ.  
  • Join us for a weekly Small Group Bible Study. These groups are led by students and meet in various locations and times on campus.

For more info:
Check out our website SD Mines InterVarsity - InterVarsity South Dakota ( and follow us on Instagram @sdmines_intervarsity. All event and Bible study times and locations will be posted online and on Instagram. 

InterVarsity Campus Staff Ministers

Rick Demarest

Caleb Leppert

Campus Ventures

The motto of Campus Ventures is, “To figure out life and faith.” We do this through individual or small group mentoring – or discipling – relationships among Christ followers. We do this to equip university students with godly vision, character, and skills to prepare them for His Glory and service to the body of Christ.

For more info:
Check out our website South Dakota Mines ( and follow us on Instagram @SDMinesCV.

Campus Ventures Staff


Justin Gwinn – Campus Director


Hannah Katz – Associate Staff/Women's Director


Regan Odegaard – Volunteer Staff

   Daniel Rohde - Volunteer Staff

Lutheran Campus Ministry

Lutheran Campus Ministry is a part of LuMin: TheHills, an ELCA supported Campus Ministry serving the communities of post-secondary institutions in the Black Hills of South Dakota, including South Dakota Mines and Black Hills State University.

  • We meet twice a week with meals for worship and Bible study at The Luther House, across from campus at 324 E. St. Joseph Street. We also have space to study and hang out, and we host the Yarn Engineers every week.

Check out our website for more information and upcoming events.
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Rachel Nelson
605-641-7661 or