Vibrant Community
DWU offers many opportunities for involvement, whether organized or informal.

  • The McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service brings nationally recognized speakers like Bob Dole, Jeffrey Sachs and Catherine Bertini to campus to discuss social issues such as world-wide hunger eradication, the need for eco-friendly energy sources, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

  • Immaculée Ilibagiza, survivor of the Rwandan genocide and author of “Left to Tell” and other books about her experience, visited campus to share her story of faith and forgiveness.

  • Weekly chapel services, though not required, are a meaningful connection point for faculty and students.

  • Students have shown their artwork in the galleries at the Dakota Discovery Museum on campus.

  • Nearly every major offers a corresponding student organization or academic society. 

  • Because of its small size, DWU students are able to participate in intercollegiate or intramural athletics, music, theatre, student senate, political organizations … or all of the above.

  • International experiences have included visits to Tanzania, Mexico, Ireland, Netherlands, Peru and China.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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