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Student Diversity Leadership Council

Camp Happy Days check presentation
SDLC's Executive Committee
Camp Happy Days check presentation

Camp Happy Days check presentation

Mentoring students from Burke High School

Mentoring students from Burke High School

Bowling night for SHPURD

Bowling night for SDLC

The Student Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC) is a student-led organization within the College of Health Professions (CHP) promoting the awareness of diversity related issues and providing service to underserved communities in the Charleston area. Through interdisciplinary awareness, this organization encourages future healthcare professionals to engage in the diverse culture of healthcare today.

Meetings are used to discuss upcoming events and activities as well as to serve as a time for engaging presentations and panels related to diversity.  Programs and meetings sponsored by SDLC in 2015-2016 include:

  • No Hablo Ingles: Cultural Considerations for Service Delivery with Spanish-Speaking Populations
  • Gullah Ghost Stories and Goodies
  • Panel Discussion on Cultural Competence in a Changing Healthcare Environment
  • Coffee & Crepes
  • Holiday Taste of Diversity

Past activities have also included:

  •  MUSC Sugar Free Fall Festival
  • Camp Happy Days Cabooty Christmas Party and Holiday Giving Program
  • Burke High School Mentoring Program
  • Ernest E. Just Symposium
  • CHP Health Advisors Day
  • CHP Student Diversity Event
  • Charity Bowling Tournament
  • Community Compass Project

SDLC offers leadership opportunities for students who are seeking to exert leadership capabilities.  The following list outlines leadership opportunities: 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasure
  • Volunteer Chair
  • Historian
  • Campus Liaison

SDLC activities and programs are open to ALL CHP students and faculty!

If you are interested in joining SDLC or learning more about it, contact the Faculty Advisor, Cristina Reyes Smith, OTD/OTR/L, at


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