Diverse Cultural Communities and Partners

ULSD collaborates with University and community partners. The Health Science Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves a liaison for all schools on the HSC Campus, including ULSD.

School of Dentistry

  • ULSD participates and promotes events designed to promote diversity and inclusion. These events include the Annual ULSD Book-In-Common and the HSC Patricia Allen Cultural Competency Workshop.
  • ULSD Outreach: Under the leadership of International Outreach and Service Learning Director David Maddy, D.M.D., the school is expanding its global strategic initiatives.
    • ULSD Community Dental Health/Service Learning: Under the leadership of Dr. Lee Mayer, students are provided with community-based experiences to enhance awareness of diverse, underrepresented and underserved populations outside the university setting.

      Registered Student Organizations

      SNDA  - Student National Dental Association

      SNDA’s  mission includes increasing the number of minorities in the field of dentistry: www.sndanet.org

      LASDA - Louisville American Student Dental Association

      UofL’s chapter of the ASDA, a national student-run organization.  LASDA also serves as the governing body for ULSD students.

      AAWD- American Association for Women in Dentistry

      AAWD’s Mission is to be the recognized resource for connecting and enriching the lives of women dentist.

      SADHA - Student American Dental Hygiene Association

      SADHA’s mission includes contributing toward the improvement of the oral health of the public.

      HDA - Hispanic Dental Association

      HDA’s mission includes promoting and improving the oral health of Hispanics: www.hdassoc.org

      Alpha Omega (International Fraternity)

      Alpha Omega was originally founded to fight discrimination.  It’s serves as an educational and philanthropic organization.

      CMDA - Christian Medical Dental Association

      CMDA’s mission is to glorify God-by motivating, educating and equipping Christian doctors and students.

      Psi Omega

      International fraternity.

      Non-Registered Student Organization(s)

      African American Alumni


      Centers and Offices

      The University of Louisville does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual in educational programs and activities. Accordingly, while a program or activity may be focused on the needs or issues of a particular group, they are intended to be inclusive of all and any participant may benefit from attendance or participation in these programs and activities.