Sinte Gleska University

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Sinte Gleska University
Sinte Gleska University logo.jpg
Motto Wahope unglawa sakapi hecel oyate ki Wolakota gluha tokatakiya unya pi kte.
Motto in English Reenforcing our foundation for the people to go forward in the Lakota Way.
Established 1970
Type Native American tribal community college and land grant institution
President Lionel Bordeaux
Academic staff Margaret MacKichan
Students approximately 1,012[1]
Location PO Box 105 Mission, South Dakota, United States 57570
Campus rural
Affiliations American Indian Higher Education Consortium, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Website http://www.sintegleska.edu/

Sinte Gleska University is a four-year private American Indian tribal college, located in Mission, South Dakota, in south-central South Dakota, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, a Brulé Lakota Indian Reservation home to the Sicangu (Burnt Thigh). SGU has an enrollment of 828 full and part-time students. [2]

Mission & Vision[edit]

SGU's mission is

  • to provide programs to preserve and teach tribal culture, history, and language and
  • to seek innovative and effective strategies to address the myriad of social and economic concerns confronting the Sicangu Lakota Oyate.
  • to plan, design, implement, and assess postsecondary programs and other educational resources appropriate to the Lakota people
  • to facilitate individual development and Tribal autonomy. [2]

History[edit]

SGU was founded in 1971. SGU was named for the Brulé chief, Sinte Gleska (Spotted Tail).[3] Founding Board President was Lakota elder Stanley Red Bird Sr.

Partnerships[edit]

The college is member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, which is a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. ANC was created in response to the higher education needs of American Indians. ANC generally serves geographically isolated populations that have no other means accessing education beyond the high school level. [2]

Programs[edit]

SGU has seven academic undergraduate departments, which include:

  • the Art Institute,
  • Arts and Science,
  • Business, Education,
  • Human Services,
  • Lakota Studies, and
  • the Institute of Technologies (vocational/career education).

SGU offers 25 associate degrees, 23 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, a dozen certificate programs, and several vocation programs.[4] Academic programs offered by the school include:

  • biology,
  • chemistry,
  • physics,
  • computer science,
  • English,
  • history,
  • math,
  • business,
  • visual art,
  • art education, and
  • Lakota studies,[5] including the language and aesthetics.

The Great Plains Art Institute of the University offers AA and BA degrees in art and a BAAE degree in art education.[6]

SGU sponsors the annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which includes a juried art show, art market, powwow, and Oscar Howe lecture.[7]

SGU has partnered with Red Crow Community College and Old Sun Community College, both in Alberta, Canada, enabling them to offer a master's degree in education, with an emphasis in early childhood special education.[8]

Notable faculty[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sinte Gleska University." StateUniversity.Com. (retrieved 23 Dec 2010)
  2. ^ a b c American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  3. ^ "SGU Main Page." Sinte Gleska University. 2009 (retrieved 23 Dec 2010)
  4. ^ "Sinte Gleska University." American Indian Higher Education Consortium. (retrieved 23 Dec 2010)
  5. ^ "Academics." Sinte Gleska University. 2009 (retrieved 23 Dec 2010)
  6. ^ "Great Plains Art Institute." Sinte Gleska University. 2007 (retrieved 23 Dec 2010)
  7. ^ "About Northern Plains Indian Art Market." Northern Plains Indian Art Market. 2010 (retrieved 23 Dec 2010)
  8. ^ "First Nations Colleges Offer SGU Master's", Tribal College Journal, Volume 16 Spring 2005 Issue No. 3. (retrieved 23 Dec 2010)

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