BHSU and the Community


Business and Economic Development

Discover programs that strengthen the relationship between Black Hills State University and the surrounding community by supporting business and economic development.





Retired Senior Volunteer Program

You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.





Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Housing

Black Hills State University offers on-campus housing to the public during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. We are located in Spearfish, which is in the beautiful northern Black Hills. Spearfish is only 18 miles from Sturgis and it’s interstate all the way!





Veteran Legacy Project

Students are conducting research and gathering the stories of Veterans to educate the public in the future. Public history materials, such as self-guided tours and creative biographies, will be created by the History and English departments for an online text that will explore the lives of veterans, their experiences in the military, and life after the military. You can share your story or receive more information about the project here.


Room Rental

Black Hills State University is able to assist with helping plan and host events ranging from a small intimate meeting to a large banquet. Rooms can be rented throughout the campus to help meet your specific needs.

Student Union
     Contact: Information Center
     Phone: 605.642.6062
Donald E. Young Center 
     Contact: Brock Anundson
     Phone: 605.642.6882
Woodburn Auditorium
     Contact: Bert Juhrend 
     Phone: 605.642.6268
Meier Recital Hall
     Contact: Christopher Hahn
     Phone: 605.642.6888
Classrooms
     Contact: Anne Stevens
     Phone: 605.642.6888


Spearfish Task Force Initiative

The Spearfish Sub-Culture Development Task Force Initiative was created by Spearfish Mayor Dana Boke and Black Hills State University President Tom Jackson, Jr. to consider ideas and action steps to develop a more vibrant community.

View the Task Force Report >>