Student Services

Academic Advising

The college maintains an advising program designed to assist students formulate educational and career plans and thereby maximize benefits realized through attendance at CDKC.

Specific services offered by the staff include academic advising; transition counseling; career planning and placement; and interest, ability, achievement, and G.E.D. testing. These and other college services are available to students and their dependents. Personal counseling is available by referral to licensed counselors to access these services. Please see Student Affairs Department.

Transition Counseling

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution will benefit from meeting with their advisor upon beginning their course of study at CDKC. Transfer requirements and courses of study at four-year colleges will be explored with their advisor who will evaluate transcripts and cross-reference CDKC courses with those of the institution the student will be transferring to.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling is available to CDKC students/families upon referral or request. See Dean of Student Affairs.

Health Service

Chief Dull Knife College is located three blocks from the Indian Health Service Clinic. Complete medical and dental services are available for tribally enrolled students and their families.

Food Service

The College has a food service facility where students may purchase meals (Monday-Friday). Short orders and snacks are available.

Early Childhood Learning Center

A Montana State Licensed Early Childhood Learning Center is available for children of CDKC students. The Early Childhood Learning Center is open daily during the regular school year, including summer, when the college is in session and serves children 6 months to 5 years of age. Child care services and availability are subject to change.


The College Bookstore provides textbooks and required course supplies. The bookstore also has an assortment of native jewelry, art supplies, office supplies, and college clothing available for purchase.


CDKC is a non-residential campus. All CDKC students live in the community or surrounding rural areas. Apartment rentals are located within a 20 mile radius.

Handicapped Parking

Parking facilities for the handicapped are located near the east and south entrances of the building and all buildings are handicapped accessible.

College Computer Usage Policy

CDKC computers, printers, equipment, etc. are accessible to college students, staff, and faculty only. Login names and student id numbers are required to access. Computers for public usage are available in the library.

Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library

The library provides students, faculty, and community members with materials for research, study, and leisure. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during fall and spring semesters, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the summer session. Library hours are subject to change at the discretion of the college. An experienced librarian and staff provide reference assistance during library hours. Staff is also available for guided tours and library instruction.

The library has an automated circulation system that provides access to over 1,000,000 books from the OMNI consortium. Students are encouraged to utilize the interlibrary loan service for materials not available locally. Internet access is available in the library as well as access to several online databases. The library has a growing Cheyenne Collection as well as other valuable documents within the archives and the vertical file. The library owns a collection of videotapes, CDs, and DVDs, including some on Native American topics. Photographs of Cheyenne elders and paintings depicting Cheyenne leaders and historical events are displayed throughout the library.

The library maintains a balanced collection of periodicals in paper and online full-text formats. These periodicals are accessed using computers and several periodical indexes housed in the library.

The Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library strives to meet the needs of Chief Dull Knife College through a balanced collection, a special Cheyenne Collection, reference service, and the latest in library technology. The library believes that CDKC deserves excellence in library service and the staff works hard to meet that goal.

TCUP Program

The Tribal College and University Programs grant focuses on raising the science, math and technology proficiency for students attending the Northern Cheyenne Reservation schools and Chief Dull Knife College.

Student Services Programs

Student Services provides a wide range of services to students including testing, developmental studies, study groups, tutoring, personal development, computer access, referrals to outside services, agencies and programs, and disability support in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The Program is located in the main hallway of CDKC campus. Offices open from 8:00-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Developmental Studies Program provides individualized instruction in Reading, Language Arts, and Math for students who require refresher classes before entering college-level courses. These courses are offered each semester in the regular class schedule.

Distance Learning

Chief Dull Knife College currently facilitates instruction through distance learning, utilizing the following methods:

Interactive Television (ITV)

ITV offers students the opportunity to enroll in upper division courses provided by Montana Tribal Colleges and State Colleges and Universities. The two-way interactive communication system uses cameras and microphones at each site, allowing students and instructors to interact in real time.

Satellite Downlink

Satellite delivery of instruction is a one way video presentation to students. A telephone connection may be available in some instances. The satellite may be bridged to the ITV for multiple site instruction.

ABE/GED Testing and Tutoring

The Chief Dull Knife College Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program offers open entry/open exit pre-testing and tutoring to students who are either brushing up on basic skills or preparing for GED testing. The program also offers GED testing and ESL tutoring.