Oglala Sioux Tribe
Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing
Rapid City Chamber of Commerce
Black Hills Power
American Indian College Fund
Northwest Area Foundation
Thunder Valley Community Development Corp.
Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative
Dept.of Education Native American Career and Technical Education Program

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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • October 20th 2017
    • Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye
  • November 3rd 2017
    • All Staff Meeeting
  • November 6th 2017
    • Chairs Meeting
  • November 10th 2017
    • Veteran's Day Holiday (Office closed, classes meet)
  • November 13th 2017
    • Registration Begins for Spring semester
  • November 17th 2017
    • Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye
  • November 23rd 2017
    • Thanksgiving Day Holiday
  • November 24th 2017
    • Thanksgiving Day Holiday
  • December 1st 2017
    • All Staff Meeting
    • Classes end


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Our Campus

Oglala Lakota College was chartered by the Oglala Sioux Tribe in 1971 to provide an educated workforce for the Reservation and to study and teach the Lakota language and culture. elderOLC is accredited by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission. OLC’s administrative center is at Piya Wiconi in the middle of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation but OLC has a decentralized campus and courses are taught at 9 Instructional Centers on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (3,468 square miles/32,842 people) , 1 in Rapid City, SD (12,000 Native Americans), and 1 in on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation (2,800 square miles, 14,161 people).green house The two Reservations are the 1st and 3rd poorest areas in America according to a US Census report in 2012. OLC offers General Equivalency Diploma preparation, certificates, associates, bachelors and a Masters degree in Lakota Leadership and Management to our over 1,800 students a year of whom over 90% are Native American and 70% are women.