For more information: (605) 995-2693 or visit www.dwu.edu/office/index.htm.
The primary mission of the career planning and placement office is to
assist DWU students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and effectively
implementing their career plans. To fulfill this mission, the career
center provides counseling, job search preparation and recruiting activities.
For more information: (605) 995-2950 or www.dwu.edu/careers/index.htm.
The purpose of the Campus Counselor is to assist students in developing
self-understanding and resolving problems which may interfere with their
ability to function. Common issues brought to counselors include loneliness,
relationship concerns, family difficulties, depression, stress, sexual
concerns, substance abuse issues of self-esteem, eating disorders, life
transition concerns and sexual assault.
After an initial assessment is made, the counselor may
recommend further counseling. When the concern requires longer-term
counseling or a more specialized approach, an appropriate referral will
be made. There is no fee for services.
For more information: (605) 995-2896.
The Financial Aid Office is responsible for the administration of student
financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. Financial
aid is provided by the University, by the Federal government, by social,
professional and community organizations, by banks and credit unions,
by employers and by friends and graduates of the University. Qualified
students may use financial aid to pay for tuition and fees, room and
board, books, transportation and personal expenses. Eligibility requirements
and application procedures vary.
For more information: (605) 995-2656/(605)995-2659 or
There are a variety of dining services offered for our campus community.
Dining facilities operate in the Rollins Campus Center and offer students
a variety of dining formats (grill, café, salad, and pasta bar)
Students who live in their residence halls must purchase a food plan
as part of their contract to live on campus. A special “mini”
meal plan is available to commuter students. Students may add money
to their flexi-cash account at any time and for any amount regardless
of the meal plan selected for use at the McGovern Library Coffee Bar.
Meals and flexi-cash is not transferable to another student’s
meal plan, and meal plans have no cash value when the plan terminates
(usually at the end of the academic year). Any remaining balance in
a student’s meal plan may not be applied to money owed the University
For more information: (605)995-2810.
The University requires that all student show proof of current health
insurance coverage in order to enroll in classes or live in University
operated housing, or both.
Evidence of coverage must be in writing, which normally is considered
a copy of an insurance identification card or a policy statement (including
name of insurance provider, policy number, and company phone number).
Coverage must be for the entire academic year. Students who do not have
adequate coverage may purchase the DWU-sponsored Student Assurance Plan.
For more information: (605)995-2957 or www.dwu.edu/campuslife/health/insurance.htm.
As stated in the DWU Mission and Values, the University is committed
to advancing the full, integral development of all persons. As such,
DWU is dedicated to providing a wide range of health services to students
to help them maintain and enhance their overall wellness.
§ Immunizations are the full responsibility of the students. Other
medical services beyond the scope of clinic services (e.g. emergency
room care, specialist referrals, medication, laboratory test, x-rays,
etc.) are the full financial responsibility of the student. The DWU
Health Services Department welcomes drop-in visits, as well as scheduled
appointments. Please visit our website for all full list of health resources
available to students, including student health policies (immunizations,
insurance, etc.) and services.
For more information: (605) 995-2957 or www.dwu.edu/campuslife/health/index.htm.
International Student Services offers advising for international students
and scholars on issues related to cross-cultural adjustment and immigration
regulations and requirements.
For more information: (605) 995-2645.
Learning and Writing
The Learning and Writing Center provides individual and group tutoring
for DWU students. Tutoring is free of charge to DWU students during
the fall and spring semesters. The Center’s staff also assists
students in forming study groups, building study skills and solving
academic problems. The Learning Center offers workshops on time management
and houses printed, video, and computer learning resources. The Writing
Center’s staff works with students to help them improve their
writing skills. Faculty members provide feedback on students writing
and tailor programs of instruction to meet individual needs.
Multicultural Committee (MCC) affirms the unique identities of all students,
empowers leaders to be change agents for social justice, and builds
alliances with faculty, staff, and students to create a community that
honors and values diversity. MCC facilitates opportunities for students
to engage in integrated learning experiences that weave cultural competency,
leadership development, and ally-building. The office offers resources
for every student and hopes to support families regarding issues of
diversity as well.
For more information: (605) 995-2901
Campus Safety subscribes to a proactive approach to law enforcement,
and further believes that community and security workers play a cooperative
role in maintaining a safe campus environment.
Resident Advisors, Assistant Hall Directors and a full time professional
Residential Hall Director are available to each resident to assist residents
in adjusting to student life. The Office of Student Life oversees the
residence halls and apartment complex on campus. A variety of living
options are available to accommodate the diverse student population
attending DWU. Regardless of the living environment, all residents benefit
from a predictable room-and –board cost with all utilities included,
education programs and social activities where students can become involved
with their peers, and student leadership opportunities at the floor,
hall, and campus-wide levels.
For more information: (605)995-2950 www.dwu.edu/campuslife/residencehalls/index.htm.
The Student Activities Board offers a variety of leadership opportunities
for our student community. New Student Orientation Program, clubs and
organizations, and DWU Student Senate offer students many ways to become
involved and ultimately enhance their experience at Dakota Wesleyan
University. The department also provides support through advising, training
and leadership development programs.
This program, facilitated by the Campus Life Department, is designed
to weave families into the daily fabric of student life through family
orientation, family weekend, workshops and other annual university events.
Our goal is to involve families in the DWU experience, create awareness
about university policies, procedures, and resources and help aid in
the development of the student’s sense of belonging to a caring
community through the incorporation of the family in events and programs.
For more information: (605) 995-2943 or www.dwu.edu/campuslife/index.htm.
Services – Student Success Center
The primary mission of Student Disability Services is to promote a fully
integrated university experience for students with disabilities by ensuring
that students have equal access to all areas of university life. The
university also provides educational support and assistance to students
with disabilities whose goal is successful completion of college, and
who take a proactive role in their own education. To fulfill this mission,
Eligibility for disability-related services is determined
in collaboration with the university and the student after a comprehensive
review of the student’s current disability documentation, personal
history interview, and history of prior use of services, if appropriate.
After eligibility for services is determined, appropriate reasonable
accommodations are arranged. Students have a responsibility to identify
themselves as students with disabilities and request accommodations
in a timely manner. Communications with SDS-SSS are private and confidential.
Disability-related information will not be released without written
consent of the student except on a need-to-know basis.
For more information: (605) 995-2901 or www.dwu.edu/studentservices/index.htm.
Student employment is a form of financial aid and is offered through
the Federal Work Study (FWS) program, DWU Works, and regular on-campus
employment programs. Federal Work Study is a federally funded, university
administered student financial aid program that enables a student to
meet some educational costs through earnings from part-time employment.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to
apply for this type of aid. Employment through FWS may either be on-campus
or off-campus with a non-profit agency. In addition, the university
offers a number of regular on-campus jobs for students not offered financial
aid but who would like an on-campus employment experience. Financial
aid eligibility is not required and all full-time degree seeking students
may apply for the available positions.
For more information: (605) 995-2952 or www.dwu.edu/careers/index.htm.
The DWU ID card is issued to all registered students and functions as
the official university ID card. It is automatically activated at the
beginning of each semester upon enrollment. The DWU ID card provides
students with access to necessary university services with the convenience
of using one card. This card provides identification for all DWU community
members. It permits DWU students to receive discounts and admission
to DWU athletic events. It may be required to access services and for
entry into offices and buildings such as the registrar, business office,
McGovern Library, wellness and recreation center and all residence halls.
The card is also used for meal plans and on-campus debit accounts. The
card must be presented to access meal plans. The first DWU ID card is
issued free of charge, and is to be used for the entire degree program
while at DWU. If a student loses his or her card, a simple phone call
can be made to deactivate the card. There is a $50 replacement fee for
lost or stolen ID cards.
For more information: (605) 995-2667 or www.dwu.edu/campuslife/index.htm.
Campus Ministry is attentive to the individual and collective spiritual
life of the University. Rooted in the United Methodist faith, Campus
Ministry affirms the rich diversity of faiths represented at DWU. We
provide opportunities for spiritual growth in the areas of social justice,
retreats, worship, and faith formation. All members of the university
community are invited to participate in our activities. Our community
service programs offer volunteers opportunities, such as serving at
the Love Feast. Retreat weekends provide an opportunity to reflect on
selected themes in prayer, conversation and silence. Student worship
is held every Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Wagner Chapel.
For more information: (605) 995-2919 or www.dwu.edu/campmin/index/htm.