Black Hills State University

Spearfish, SD, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
31%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
36
Ethnicity
African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Hispanic
5%
Native American
4%
White
80%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
28%
Student Organizations
85
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Yellow Jackets
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Total Male Athletes
174
Total Female Athletes
132
Sports Team (Men)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
No

What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
The Hive, or the cafeteria, boasts having an amazing selection of gourmet food. This is true most of the time, though some dishes can be a surprise as to what they're going to come up with next.
Ashley from Scottsbluff, NE
Aviands is the catering company that runs the food service and is located in the new expanded student union building, which is really modern and updated. Their food ranges from Chinese to homestyle barbecue and is awesome and really affordable.
The1and10
The cafeteria isn't the worst, but thankfully there are plenty of options are offered in place of solely ''mystery meat''.
Tabbie from Douglas, WY
Great dining with a lot of options.
Jordan from Gillette, WY
A'viands runs the cafeteria, as well as coffee and snack kiosks in the library and student union. The staff are friendly and helpful and will create meals for individuals with special dietary needs if you ask for them. They are also very helpful with any unusual requests. The only downside is that sometimes the meals on weekends aren't particularly healthy or tasty.
Meghan from Rapid City, SD
They always have well balanced meals and a lot of options. Of course, cafeteria food can get old, but here it is always tasty!
Katrina from Johnsburg, IL
In the University Center in Rapid City, the food is great. They have just a small shop in there, but the food that is available is pretty good.
Melissa from Box Elder , SD
The are many different choices of food including a salad bar, deli bar, market place, grill, desert bar, Mongolian grill and a pasta and pizza place. They all have many choices of food.
Casie from Spearfish, SD
The food is good. There is a variety of selections in the cafeteria, that include vegetarian choices
Malarie from Marysville, OH