Northern enters partnership with Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country

Graphic with NSU logo and Coca-Cola logo

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Starting in 2021, Northern State University will be a Coca-Cola campus.

Northern has entered an agreement with Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country for a 10-year partnership, starting next year. Northern and Coca-Cola anticipates celebrating this new partnership in January 2021.

That means in 2021, students, employees and visitors to Northern will see vending machines with Coke products all around the NSU campus.

The agreement also includes annual proceeds used for student scholarships, as well as a generous gift to the Educational Impact Campaign.

“We’re excited to announce this new partnership and affiliate Northern’s brand with one of the best, Coca-Cola,” said NSU President Dr. Tim Downs. “This is just another example of a regional partnership for Northern. We’re thrilled that Coca-Cola has stepped up to provide scholarships for Northern students.”

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions