- Mailing Address
1200 University St.
Spearfish, South Dakota 57799
- (605) 642-6131
- Email address
- School Information
- "Black Hills State University is a regional, comprehensive, public institution that provides access to a higher education for aspiring students. BHSU offers a generous number of baccalaureate and select master’s degrees, generates new knowledge, promotes excellence in teaching and public engagement, and serves as a regional economic leader. Graduates make significant contributions to the workforce and the betterment of their community" (Source: https://www.bhsu.edu/About-BHSU/). BHSU was founded in 1883. Today, the university has an enrollment of over 3,500 students, offering "53 bachelor's, 5 associate's, 8 master's degree programs, 24 undergraduate certificates, and 2 graduate certificates." Its student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
- General Information
- BHSU has engaged in a few actions towards DEI goals. BHSU has stated that diversity courses have been integrated into the overall curriculum, including general education requirements. BHSU will conduct anti-bias training in the future. See developments below:
In September 2020, the university announced it would be hosting the 5-week "makeSPACE" workshop for parents and educators to learn to incorporate anti-racist and anti-bias practices.
In June 2020, SDBP Radio hosted a talk on microaggressions and "what it means to be actively anti-racist?"