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A presentation session at SLDC

Student Leadership and Diversity Conference

This one-day regional conference features more than 30 educational sessions and keynote speakers which explore issues in diversity and student leadership. Held in the spring, the conference is open to students and staff from institutions across the Southeast.

SAVE THE DATE!
SLDC 2020: Feb. 15


Learn leadership to make an impact.

The Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC) is an opportunity for students and staff from institutions across the Southeast to network and explore important issues in diversity and student leadership. With access to more than 30 educational sessions and keynote speakers, SLDC trains and educates participants in:

  • Essential leadership skills for a diverse society
  • Developing a leadership identity
  • Creating initiatives and methods to foster sustainable positive change
  • Maximizing their student leadership experience

All conference activities are held in the Russell House University Union on the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, SC.

 

Who Should Attend?

On average, about 500 students, faculty and staff members at universities, colleges and technical schools in the southeast region join their peers at SLDC each year. SLDC is especially beneficial for student leaders in:

  • Student organizations and student government
  • Residence hall governments
  • Greek organizations
  • Programming boards
  • Student media groups
  • Diversity outreach/education groups

Plan your Day

February 2020 (date TBD)
Russell House University Union 

Check back in fall 2019 for more details!

 Check back in fall 2019 for more details!

Check back in fall 2019 for more details!

Check back in fall 2019 for more details!

Check back in fall 2019 for more details!


 

Your registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, conference padfolio and other materials you'll need for the day. 

Early bird registration 

  • USC-Columbia Cost: TBD
  • Non-USC Cost: TBD


Regular registration 

  • USC-Columbia Cost: TBD
  • Non-USC Cost: TBD

Payment may be made via credit card online during the registration process.

For individuals registering groups, payment by check may be also selected as an option during the registration process.

Yes, there are a number of excellent hotels in the area. Some even offer a special rate if you're visiting the campus, so be sure to ask when you call for reservations.

Accommodations » 

SLDC takes place in the Russell House University Union, located at 1400 Greene St. in Columbia, SC. Car and van parking for the conference is available in the Bull Street Garage located behind the Russell House. Visitors should enter through Gate 3. Buses may drop conference participants off in front of the Russell House and can then park in the Barnwell Street lots.

The full conference schedule will be released closer to the day of the event. 

The SLDC cancellation and change policy will be posted once registration has opened.