Sept. 3, 2019
Brookings, SD – South Dakota State University and Lake Area Technical Institute are expanding their partnership by allowing Lake Area Tech students to attend Jackrabbits football games for free this season. The Jacks have seven home games in 2019, beginning Saturday at 6 p.m. against Long Island University.
“We have a wonderful partnership with Lake Area Tech and the opportunity to offer its students the ability to attend Jackrabbit football games only enhances that relationship,” said SDSU President Barry Dunn. “Jackrabbit football is a not only a campus and community celebration, but it reaches people throughout the state, regionally and nationally. Extending our partnership with LATI beyond degree programs and the classroom allows students from both institutions a campus life experience together and the chance to cheer the Jackrabbits to victory.”
Students from LATI, like South Dakota State University students, can gain access to Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium by showing a valid student ID card at the gate.
SDSU and LATI launched the Opening Doors Initiative in August 2017 to allow LATI students who earn associate degrees to transfer credits and work toward a SDSU bachelor’s degree. Currently, the two institutions offer nearly 30 stackable degree options.
The Jacks start the home slate with four consecutive games. Following Saturday’s game, SDSU will host Drake, Sept. 14; Southern Utah, Sept. 21; and Southern Illinois for Hobo Day Oct. 5. Other home games are: North Dakota State, Oct. 26; Illinois State, Nov. 9; and Northern Iowa, Nov. 16.
South Dakota State University
Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from seven different colleges representing more than 200 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. and two professional programs.
The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state. SDSU’s research expenditures for the 2018 fiscal year were more than $60 million.
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