The Collegian

Support the 134 legacy!

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This project received pledges on Sat 16 Mar 2019

Fundraising for improvement

The Collegian is raising $5,000 to enhance the organization. The money will go to digital growth, sports traveling and updating media equipment. Help us in our mission to open opportunities for SDSU students through excellent coverage of campus.  We are racing against the other arm of SDSU Student Media KSDJ 90.7 to see who can reach their goal first. 

Who We are

The Collegian is South Dakota State's independent student-run newspaper. There is no editorial oversight from SDSU when it comes to our work. This independence helps us best prepare our staff members for adventures after the Collegian through real-world work and opportunities.

Collegian alumni are leaders around the state of South Dakota and the country. Alumni have gone to work for major newspapers, become leaders in government and community builders.

We need your help to improve the experiences of our staff, enhance the Collegian as a valued opportunity for experiential learning and continue our 134-year-old legacy of excellence.

Where will the money go?

We’ve set a fundraising goal of $5,000 this campaign:

$1,500 for digital media equipment 

It’s paramount that the Collegian become a digital-first newsroom, but we lack the resources to achieve our full potential to tell stories through video and podcasts. Because our video production is entirely dependent on contributors who have their own equipment or have access to cameras through the university, we hope to raise $1,500 for in-house audio and video equipment.

$1,000 for off-campus sports coverage

The Collegian prides itself on its impactful reporting on SDSU sports. Traveling to away games is an opportunity that has set us apart from other publications. We hope to raise $1,000 to support our staff’s dedication to doing the best work possible both at home and on the road.

$2,500 for digital growth 

As the news industry constantly changes, the Collegian wants to enable its staff to focus on online, video and social media. We hope to raise $2,500 improve our digital production through better training and staffing.  

Find us here

For updates, join our Facebook group:

Or go to our social medias The Colllegian, @sdsucollegian, sdsucollegian or

If you prefer to make check donations, checks can be made out to the SDSU Foundation and can either be dropped off/mailed to the Collegian and/or the SDSU Foundation:

The Collegian

1421 Student Union Lane

SDSU SSU 069, Box 2815

Brookings, South Dakota 57007

SDSU Foundation 

Lohr Building 

815 Medary Ave /Box 525 

Brookings, SD 57007 

Help us succeed!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed. Please share this project with anyone you think would support us, on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog. 

Share it with everyone you know. The more people who know, the more likely we can reach our goal. Thank you so much.