Black Hills State University
About Us

Who We Are

We help students, both past and present, succeed and thrive. When students graduate from Black Hills State, they leave with more than just a fancy seal on a framed diploma. They take away the friendships, fun times, crazy times, hard times, inspirations, opportunities and challenges they encountered throughout their university career.

The University Advancement team consists of three branches: the Alumni Association, the BHSU Foundation and the Yellow Jacket Foundation. From helping connect donors and deserving students with scholarships to coordinating alumni events at our Homecoming Swarm Days for both students and alumni to enjoy, we are here to make strong ties that will benefit you.

What We Do

Success starts with our alumni, donors, and friends like you. By providing valuable support to the university throughout the years, you make it possible for students to have the opportunity to receive an exceptional education. From 2009-2010 there were 404 academic and 198 athletic scholarships awarded. Many students rely on this financial support with 10% of academic and 60% of athletic students receiving scholarships. However, BHSU ranks second to last in the state system in awarding scholarships. Contributions to Black Hills State help to ensure that the university will continue to produce quality graduates and are essential for many students. 

Get Involved
Whether it is a small business owner, a 25-year veteran teacher or a fine art performer, Black Hills State has a rich and proud history of alumni and friends transforming lives at the university and in the community. Stay connected with BHSU and get involved. Whether you want to volunteer your time, join a chapter, attend a game or take in a great performance or show on campus, you will always enjoy your experience. 

Get Connected
Alumni and friends of Black Hills State University can also take advantage of a variety of networking and alumni community opportunities including news, events and more. Check out the BHSU Facebook page and other ways to get connected with us. We are here to answer any questions you have so be sure to visit our contact us page.