Sinte Gleska University is a four-year private American Indian tribal college, located in Mission, South Dakota, in south-central South Dakota, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. This is a Brulé Lakota Indian Reservation home to the Sicangu (Burnt Thigh). SGU has an enrollment of 828 full and part-time students.Mission & visionSGU's mission is to provide programs to preserve and teach tribal culture, history, and language and to seek innovative and effective strategies to address the myriad social and economic concerns confronting the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. to plan, design, implement, and assess postsecondary programs and other educational resources appropriate to the Lakota people to facilitate individual development and Tribal autonomy.HistorySGU was founded in 1971. SGU was named for the Brulé Lakota chief Sinte Gleska. The founding Board President was Lakota elder Stanley Red Bird Sr., and Joseph M. Marshall III, the first published writer in Lakota, was a founder as well.PartnershipsThe college is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, a community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations. Tribal colleges generally serve geographically isolated populations who have no other means accessing higher education; they also are a means for the tribes to teach subjects from the perspectives of their cultures, as well as specific classes in their cultures.