Our Name

When using our name in a marketing context, please refer to us as South Dakota Mines. Do not use variations or abbreviations of any kind e.g., Tech, SD Mines, SDSM&T, SDSMT, SDM, SMD.

Our university seal bears the constitutional name of our institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. This name is appropriate as an element of the official South Dakota Mines seal, but it should never be referenced in marketing or PR materials.

Official University Documents

The legal university name, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, can be used as first reference and South Dakota Mines in second reference in the following documents:
• Contracts
• Research grant applications
• Memorandum of Understanding
• University policies
• Faculty publications
• Human Resources documents
• Letters of recommendation for students