The mission and purpose of the Oglala Lakota College Maintenance Department are to ensure that the college campus is secure, sanitary, and groomed by incorporating daily and yearly preventive maintenance of structures and equipment, including all necessary repairs.
The college campus is comprised of six buildings: the Main Administrative building, the Education Department building, the Lakota Culture building, the Applied Sciences building, the Library building, the OLC Bookstore building, and the Lakota Culture Science and Technology building. It is the duty of the maintenance department to ensure that these buildings are kept in peak operational condition. This includes, but is not limited to, daily trash removal; stocking restrooms with tissue paper/towels; cleaning, mopping, and waxing floors; sanitizing high traffic areas; maintaining building functionality and regular inspection of furnace units and filters. In addition to regular maintenance and repair, water samples are taken on a quarterly basis, the lagoon is maintained, large and small pieces of equipment, i.e., vehicles, bobcat, floor scrubbers/polishers, are maintained and warranties are checked to ensure they are in effect; grounds are maintained; parking lots are cleared of snow. Also included are the administrative duties of the Director such as filing, inventory, ordering supplies, filling out incident reports, and supervisory oversight of personnel within the department.