Monique Apple MSW, Dept. Chair & Field Coordinator Email
Josie Chase MSW, PhD, Faculty and Field Coordinator Email
Devona Lone Wolf MA, Faculty Email
Linda Herzberg MSW, Faculty Email

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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • November 26th 2015
    • 8:30am: Thanksgiving Day Holiday (no classes)
  • November 27th 2015
    • 8:30am: Thanksgiving Day Holiday (no classes)
  • December 4th 2015
    • 8:30am: Classes End
    • 10:00am: All Staff Mtg.
  • December 7th 2015
    • 8:30am: Make up Period
    • 9:00am: Chairs Mtg.
  • December 8th 2015
    • 8:30am: Make up Period
  • December 9th 2015
    • 8:30am: Make up Period
    • 8:30am: Final Grades Due
    • 9:00am: Education Dept. Mtg.
    • 9:00am: Lakota Studies Mtg.

Social Work Department


To begin the social work sequence you need to take Sowk 203 which is offered ONLY IN THE SPRING SEMESTER each year. You should organize your schedule so you have most of the OLC Core done by the time you are ready to enter the junior year. Contact Monique Apple, Chairperson, for a program of study based on courses you have taken and courses you should take.

Vision Statement

In line with the OLC vision, the Department of Social Work seeks to educate students to be part of social change processes that more equitably distribute scarce economic and social resources as part of making life better for members of the Oglala Lakota People on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Mission Statement

The Department of Social Work's mission is to facilitate students to develop the necessary ethics, skills and knowledge to (1) enter beginning professional social work practice, and (2) over time creatively move into leadership roles within tribal, state, and federal organizations that focus on the health and well-being of the Lakota people.

If you have any questions or need more information, please don't hesitate to email or call.

Monique Apple, MSW, PhD, Dept. Chair & Field Coordinator
Department of Social Work
Oglala Lakota College
PO Box 490
Kyle, SD 57752
Phone: (605)393-7374

Offering the Bachelors in Social Work (BSW)

With emphases in Liberal Arts or Chemical Dependency Counseling
Offering the Bachelors in Social Work (BSW)