Student Diversity Leadership Program

The ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program (ADEA SDLP) engages dental students from across the United States in a partnership for action, dialogue and collaboration. Participants convene to highlight issues and trends impacting student success with an emphasis on developing an inclusive culture and climate within dental schools while exploring access to leadership opportunities and mentorships.

The ADEA SDLP components include:

  1. Professional development and learning opportunities for students, offered by the ADEA Access, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio, including educational sessions at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, online resources and webinars.
  2. Active engagement around current diversity-related issues in dental schools.
  3. Student leadership opportunities, including ADEA support and promotion of student-led initiatives at dental schools and engagement with a predental student audience through ADEA GoDental.

The fifth annual ADEA Student Diversity Leadership Program will take place March 16-17, 2018 in Orlando, FL, during the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.