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Sitting Bull College – Fort Yates Campus

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
9299 Hwy 24
Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538
(701) 854-8000
Email address
School Information
"Sitting Bull College is a Tribal College located on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota with two sites in South Dakota. Guided by Lakota/Dakota culture, values, and language, Sitting Bull College is committed to building intellectual capital through academic, career and technical education, and promoting economic and social development. The Standing Rock Indian Reservation is uniquely located in southern North Dakota and northern South Dakota. The land area is approximately 2,275,000 acres of which 850,000 acres are under federal and tribal jurisdiction. The primary land use is ranching and dryland farming. SBC’s Vision comes from our namesake, Chief Sitting Bull. We pursue our Mission by focusing on our students and the communities they live in" (Source: Sitting Bull College has an enrollment of over 200 students. Its student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. Sitting Bull College offers 33 degree programs.
General Information
Sitting Bull College has been integrating diversity and cultural inclusion into its core curriculum. In addition, the school holds events and programming related to diversity. At this time, no required Critical Race Training is required.

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • Sitting Bull's 2021-2031 Strategic Plan states that the college would "[r]ecruit, enroll, and support a diverse student body that portrays the Lakota, Dakota Culture values and language to foster student retention, persistence, and completion through 2031."
Program and Research Funding
  • The college announced that it "received a grant award from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under the Minority Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) program" in the amount of $1.3 million. The college would work "cooperatively with NASA to develop an atmospheric monitoring station in Ft. Yates."
  • The school states that, "During the spring semester the College dedicates one week to diversity activities."
  • The college states that "administration has proven its commitment to diversity through a clear and consistent message that all members of the institution have a voice in strategic planning, upward communication, and future plans for Sitting Bull College."
  • As part of the college's 2022-2023 Bulletin, the courses "Human Behavior and the Social Environment" and "Decolonizing Social Work with Indigenous Communities" both deal with the topics of racism and oppression in society.
  • The college's Student Life webpage states that the college "strives for educational equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarly activities by cultivating opportunities for collaboration and community to create, model, apply, and practice the Ochethi Sakowin values, or virtues that are culturally identified ideals for being in this world."
Last updated January 8th, 2024
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