Date: February 7, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Russell House University Union

What is SLDC?Registration InformationHotel, Parking, & Campus MapsConference ScheduleEducational SessionsKeynote SpeakersResources

What is SLDC?

The 29th annual Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC) is Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This one day regional conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to interact with individuals from other schools in the region. SLDC trains and educates student leaders in essential leadership skills, developing their leadership identity, working and leading in a diverse society, and initiatives and methods to create sustainable positive change. Conference highlights include over 25 educational sessions and 2 keynote speakers.

SLDC is sponsored by Leadership Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina, Department of Student Life.

SLDC Resources

View the full SLDC 2014 Program booklet HERE

Who Attends?

All students and staff at universities, colleges, & technical schools in the southeast region are invited to join their peers at SLDC. In previous years, SLDC has attracted more than 400 students for this exciting one-day conference.
SLDC is especially beneficial for:

  • Student Organizations
  • Student Governments
  • Residence Hall Governments / Resident Hall Advisors
  • Greek Organizations
  • Programming Boards
  • Student Media Organizations
  • Advisors

Just to name a few!

Why YOU Should Participate:

  • Network with students and advisors throughout the region
  • Develop leadership essentials for any role
  • Be a part of engaging discussion about maximizing your student leadership experience
  • Learn more about working and leading in a diverse society
  • Expand your resume by presenting an educational session with a staff or faculty member

Keynote Speakers

We will announce the keynote speaker this upcoming fall. Last year’s keynote speaker was Brian Bordainick, widely recognized as one of New Orleans’ highest achieving young entrepreneurs


Registration for SLDC 2015 will open in October 2015.

If you have questions about SLDC 2015, please call the Campus Life Center at 777-7130.

Hotel, Parking, and Campus Maps

Please see the attached document for hotels in the area  – Hotel Information

Car/van parking for the conference is located in the Bull Street garage located behind the Russell House University Union. Buses can drop conference participants off in front of the Russell House and can then park in the Barnwell Street lots. The USC map below includes directions for parking for cars/vans and buses.

USC Parking Map

2014 Conference Schedule

Click to view the SLDC 2014 Schedule

Educational Sessions

View the schedule for SLDC 2014

For additional information, please call 803-777-7130 or email us at