Sisseton Wahpeton College
Ehaƞna wiconi uƞ hdu hapi, yuwiyeya tokatakiya uƞyapi
Preserving the past,
preparing for the future
Programs of study at SWC are designed to provide opportunities for students to develop skills, competencies, and experience in chosen areas. Students can complete programs of study preparing them to transfer to a four-year instruction or to seek immediate employment. SWC also welcomes those seeking personal enrichment or new or updated job skills.
Sisseton Wahpeton College utilizes an open admissions policy. SWC admits students of any race, creed, and national or ethnic origin. Applying is quick and simple and it can take less than 30 minutes to complete an application for enrollment.
Student Life for the SWC Mustang
Attending SWC as a student will include opportunities to participate in rich cultural experiences. We offer student-run organizations, sports, clubs, and the opportunity to participate in community-run events and activities.
Spring Semester 2023
Our Mission & History
Sisseton Wahpeton College is part of a long history of education that has gone through many phases and changes since first contact with Europeans. Before the United States of America was a nation, the Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands knew and practiced applied sciences and lifelong learning. Their knowledge of the natural sciences astounded Europeans who could not accept them as more than primitive savages.
The Sisseton and Wahpeton have survived mission schools, boarding schools, and hundreds of educational laws and policies, and even being banned from their homeland to a reservation. Here in the northeastern corner of the state of South Dakota, the remnants of the two bands were allowed to retain a small triangular shaped piece of land now known as the Lake Traverse Reservation.
Here the elders of the tribe visualized a time when their own people would take control of the education of its youth.
Don’t think of yourself as better than others.
Don’t quit! No matter how hard something is, keep on going.
Show respect and courtesy
Always act in such a way that those who know you will be proud of
Compassion / Love
Act out of love and kindness and not coldness or hatred. Be kind to others as if it were you
Always say what is true; do not lie
Sometimes you have to give up your own for someone else, even for the Oyate
Give of what you have, especially to the elders, the sick, and to those who do not have.
News @ SWC
The SWC Nursing Program is Returning!!!!
34 CFR 668.41(a)-(d); 34 CFR 668.43