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Delta State University



The campaign to locate Delta State in Cleveland began several years before the doors opened for the first summer session in 1925. There is evidence that the subject was brought up for discussion as early as 1910. Senator Roberts would eventually take the idea all the way to the State House floor. Ultimately, the efforts of many people would lead to the start of a new institution.  


All Delta State University academic programs, academic policies and academic units are under the leadership of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to providing the highest quality of education possible and support for all students to progress and graduate. 


Although Delta State University is primarily a teaching institution, we, as an academic community, recognize the importance of scholarship as a partner to effective teaching. Moreover, good teaching is largely influenced by the ability of faculty to remain current in their disciplines. Therefore, research and faculty & staff development are important, not only for professional development but as links to students. Take advantage of the opportunities provided by the University so we can best accomplish our university mission. Our students will be the beneficiaries. 


Delta State University Career Services is centralized on the third floor of the H. L. Nowell Student Union. We assist undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in continuing their career journeys! 


Student services

The Office of Student Affairs seeks to enhance the Delta State University student’s experience by offering programming and services that support the student’s holistic wellness.  Our student advocacy focuses on their academic, social, emotional, physical, cultural, moral and mental well-being. 

Housing services

The Department of Housing & Residence Life provides a comfortable, safe, and secure environment for living and learning while enhancing the overall development of each student. Delta State Residence Life puts you in the middle of the action for campus events and programs. 

Library services

We offer a consultation service called “Reference by Appointment.” This service is open to Delta State University faculty, staff, or students who need assistance identifying and using print and electronic resources available in Roberts-LaForge Library. This service is designed for those with in-depth questions who would like to talk one-on-one with a reference librarian. 

ICT services

DSU Students, Faculty and Staff are provided access to the wireless network OKRAnet.  OKRAnet is our enterprise-grade wireless network that requires authentication using a username and password to connect.  With over 400 wireless access points in buildings across the DSU campus, OIT strives to provide superior wireless Internet service. 

Medical services

  • Certified nurse practitioner available
  • Medications for acute illnesses
  • Medical advice
  • Pamphlets and brochures about health issues available
  • First aid for burns, scratches and scrapes
  • Friendly staff
  • No appointments needed 

Student Life

Campus life

Living on campus will broaden your college experience and provide you with opportunities to make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime. Housing & Residence Life is dedicated to making your resident experience the best it can be.

In a friendly “home away from home” atmosphere, Housing & Residence Life promotes community building and provides a place for developing friendships, sharing, and learning. 

Sports facilities

Okra Kard holders have access to all of the Forest E. Wyatt Center Facilities. These include the natatorium, fitness center, basketball gym, racquetball courts, and tennis courts.Community members may also purchase an Okra Kard to use these facilities. There is a range of membership fees and packages to choose from, and may be purchased at the Student Business Services office in Kent Wyatt Hall.

Student clubs

Delta State University has over 100 registered Student Organizations; there is something for everyone here at DSU! Student Organizations cover a wide range of topics and interest areas, including but not limited to: academic, political, racial/ethnic, religious, social fraternities and sororities, sports and leisure, and honor societies. 


Delta State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees. 

Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

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