|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.|
|Type||Native American tribal community college and land grant institution|
|Affiliations||American Indian Higher Education Consortium|
Sinte Gleska University (SGU) is a private American Indian tribal college in Mission, South Dakota, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. This is a Brulé Lakota Indian Reservation home to the Sicangu (Burnt Thigh). SGU has an enrollment of 828 full and part-time students. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
SGU was founded in 1971. SGU was named for the Brulé Lakota chief Sinte Gleska. The founding Board President was Lakota elder Stanley Red Bird Sr., and Joseph M. Marshall III, the first published writer in Lakota, was a founder as well.
The college is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations. Tribal colleges generally serve geographically isolated populations who have no other means accessing higher education; they also are a means for the tribes to teach subjects from the perspectives of their cultures, as well as specific classes in their cultures.
SGU offers 25 associate degrees, 23 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, a dozen certificate programs, and several vocation programs through seven academic undergraduate departments:
- Great Plains Art Institute
- Arts and Sciences
- Human Services
- Lakota Studies
- Institute of Technologies (vocational/career education).
The Great Plains Art Institute of the University offers AA and BA degrees in art and a BAAE degree in art education.
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.
- LeAnne Howe (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)
- Joe L. Kincheloe (1950–2008)
- Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo)
- Albert White Hat (1929–2013)
- American Indian College Fund (AICF)
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- Sinte Gleska University: Statement of Accreditation Status.
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