Student Leadership Conference at State of the Art

2022 Theme: How We Self-Advocate Across Campus and Beyond!
October 19-20, 2022

$50 for all students. Register here!

The Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is an opportunity for current and future college students to:

  • Connect with peers from across the country
  • Learn useful tools to empower your transition into college life
  • Expand your potential to serve as student advocates and leaders in the growing field of inclusive higher education
  • Have fun!

The SLC is committed to centering the voices, wisdom, and experiences of college students with intellectual disability. The SLC is open to all students, with an emphasis on young adults who are transitioning into college and current college students. The focus is on students with intellectual disability and their peers, including traditionally enrolled friends, classmates, and mentors.

If you have any questions about the Student Leadership Conference, contact Katie Ducett at kducett@syr.edu.

Watch last year’s video about ways to get involved with SLC.

Call for Proposals

Want to present at the Student Leadership Conference? We’re looking for presentations about all parts of the inclusive higher education and transition experience. Some example topic ideas are:

  • Academics: class mentors, study skills, cool classes to take, course modifications, or working with faculty.
  • Health: mental health, nutrition and exercise at college, or dealing with illness while at college.
  • Internships and employment: working with a job coach, getting a job, or workplace accommodation.
  • Relationships: dating etiquette and consent, friendships, or conflict and communication
  • Social life: on- and off-campus events, clubs and organizations, or greek life.
  • Other ideas like technology (apps), getting into college, life after college, or dealing with tough times.

Proposals are due by May 31, 2022. To review a PDF of the proposal form, please click here.

Submit Your Proposal