Sinte Gleska University

Founded in 1970 on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, Sinte Gleska University was named for the Lakota chief Sinte Gleska.  The founders of SGU created a tribal higher education institution that was designed to deliver post-secondary programs and opportunities on behalf of the Sicangu Oyate that was of, by, and for our tribal communities.  In 1971, SGU has conferred more than 2,200 degrees through seven academic departments at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master's levels.  This semester,  SGU  is enrolling nearly 1,100 students on the main campus and the two additional locations.  Over the decades SGU has facilitated the development and accreditation of several other tribal colleges in the United States and Canada.  We are working to implement a new vision and mission statement to serve the Oyate for another 50 years.