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University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Diversity and Inclusion

Communities and Partners

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with organizations and individuals throughout the school and within the various communities that we serve. From dental student organizations, to campus clubs and community agencies, we are proud to focus on partnerships and programs which support the following:

Student Organizations

Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega is a fraternity created to promote the profession of Dental Medicine; to establish high standards of scholarship, leadership and character; and  is based on the principles of Judaism, Professionalism, and Fraternalism. AO was established 100 years ago to support those who are discriminated against and continues to help those in need. To learn more and see current events, please visit the Alpha Omega Denver Chapter website.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

To promote a better understanding and appreciation of dentistry for children among dental students by fostering a relationship between the dental students and the pediatric community.

American Association for Dental Research (AADR)

Dental students may also participate in the Colorado Chapter of the AADR Student Research Group (SRG), anational program that serves to increase the student’s awareness of research to evidence-based dentistry. Students are actively involved in various research projects. They also attend workshops on how to search for and critically interpret literature, how to write scientific abstracts, how to present a poster, and how to give an oral presentation.

American Association of Public Health Dentistry

To promote the advancement of public health in the field of dentistry.

American Association of Women Dentists

The purpose of this organization is to share mutual support, to offer opportunities for personal growth, to provide role models, and to enrich ourselves through association with others in our chosen profession.

American Dental Education Association

The ADEA's mission is to assist students in addressing the contemporary issues influencing education, research, and oral health care, for the improvement of public health. The values include: networking, communicating, expanding diversity, and promoting excellence.

American Student Dental Association

To promote the welfare of students pursuing dentistry careers by educating and involving them in social, moral, and ethical obligations.

Delta Sigma Delta

This fraternity promotes high standards of dentistry and cooperation between students and practitioners towards scientific, ethical, and professional progress.

Dental Student Council

The student governance represents needs and concerns of the student body and to disseminate important information to the students.

Hispanic Student Dental Association

To create a unified voice for oral health students and faculty and seeks to promote and advance the Oral health issues of the Hispanic community in Denver.

Student Chapter of the Academy of LDS

To facilitate learning, service and fellowship among current dental students.

Student National Dental Association

SNDA was established to connect, support and advance the needs of underrepresented dental students.

Interdisciplinary Organizations


To provide a club where Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed individuals, or friends of these individuals can meet, talk, socialize, and gain support in a positive and non-hostile atmosphere. Activities or Opportunities: Educational Activities: Brownbag seminars on important issues, Health Concerns for GLBT Individuals (STD’s, etc.), Health Care for Intersexed Individuals (Kleinfelter’s etc), Compromising the personalness of sexuality with the public life of work, Charity/ Community Service, Project Angel Heart, Race for the Cure, Lesbian Breast Cancer Project, Matthew Sheppard Foundation, Community Outreach, STD Testing Education, and STD Statistics Education. Socializing activities: Social Activities, Mixers, Soc Hops (yes, this is only kind of a joke), Organized Dance Night At A Local Club, Comedy Club, Coordinated activities with Metro, CU Denver, and CCC GLBT clubs, Outdoor Activities, Hiking, Camping, Snowshoe/Ski, Recruiting Activities, Welcome weekend, Pride Weekend, Sporting Activities, and 1, 3, 5, and 10 K Run Walks for charities (Lesbian Cancer organization)

Students for Global Health

To inform University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) students about issues, programs, and opportunities in international medicine. Activities or Opportunities: There will be two electives offered this upcoming year. One will be offered in the fall and will bring in speakers involved in health related projects around the globe; the second elective in the spring will prepare students to travel abroad during the upcoming summer. Additionally there is a lecture series each month that will showcase healthcare workers who are involved in international medicine. Has a large database which will expand this year to include international opportunities attended by AMC students from previous years.

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