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There's so much to do at NYU College of Dentistry. In addition to the opportunity to participate in over 30 student-driven clubs and organizations that celebrate volunteerism, culture, ethnicity, language, music, activism, art and dance, there are leadership opportunities such as Student Council and Student Peer Review Board.


The College of Dentistry’s Student Council [Michael C. Alfano Commons, sub-level; telephone: (212) 998-9328] is the official governing entity for student rights recognized by the College and University administration. The Student Council, along with the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, seeks to promote the general welfare of the student body, to provide proper and adequate management of student affairs and activities, and to maintain the necessary and proper obligations and responsibilities of professionalism at the College.

The specific purpose of the Student Council is to act as the agent in the presentation of matters relevant to students with regards to their enrollment at the College of Dentistry and to advise in an appropriate manner all matters concerning the student body.

In addition, the Student Council seeks to uphold and promote the mission and values of the College as they relate to the students.Of primary importance is to represent the College with dignity, professionalism, and respect for fellow students, faculty, and staff.

The Student Council is the place to go for all students who have an interest in student government,want to get involved in the many student groups, organizations, and clubs at the College, or are looking for guidance and advice from fellow classmates. Student Council meetings are held once a month, and all students are invited and encouraged to attend.

All rules, guidelines, and responsibilities of elected officers are outlined in the constitution of the Student Council, New York University College of Dentistry. This constitution is available for all students’ review from an elected member of the Student Council or from the assistant director of student affairs. Every year in the spring, elections are held for all offices of the Student Council. All students are eligible to run for office.

All DDS and dental hygiene students belong to the Student Council, upon payment of dues. Annual dues are payable at the end of the academic year.

The Peer Review Board (PRB) is a student-led, College-wide organization which gives our students the opportunity to function under their own review panel, learn to identify unethical behaviors within their class, and take responsibility for handling these infractions. At the same time, the PRB fosters an environment that values working relationships and promotes the idea that unethical behavior hurts not only the guilty party but also everyone in a shared profession.

Please follow this link for more information on the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Recognizing that the College of Dentistry’s student body is multicultural and diverse, and embracing this aspect, the Student Council provides financial, programming, and developmental support to various cultural organizations, including the following:

  • Advanced Placement Student Dental Association (APSDA)
  • Allies & Queers for Understanding and Awareness (AQUA)
  • Alpha Omega (AO)
  • American Dental Education Association - New York University College of Dentistry (ADEA NYUCD)
  • Anatomy Club NYUCD
  • Chinese Student Dental Association (CSDA)
  • Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA)
  • Dental Economics Club (DEC)
  • Endodontics Society
  • Evangelical Student Fellowship (ESF)
  • Hispanic Student Dental Association
  • Jewish Student Dental Association
  • Korean Student Dental Association (KSDA)
  • Muslim Dental Association (MDA)
  • NYU Dental Aesthetics Club
  • NYU Pediatrics Club
  • NYUCD Tri-Service Military Club
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Society (OMP Society)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Society (OMS Society)
  • Periodontal Club
  • Running Club
  • Society for Individuals with Special Needs
  • South Asian Student Dental Association (SASDA)
  • Student National Dental Association (SNDA)
  • Student Research Group (SRG)
  • Supporting Moms and Dads in Dental School
  • Technology in Dentistry Society (TIDS)
  • The Craniofacial Society
  • Women of Color in Dentistry (WOCID)
  • Xi Psi Phi
  • NYU Implant Club
  • New York University College of Dentistry D4 Class Council
  • New York University College of Dentistry D3 Class Council
  • New York University College of Dentistry D2 Class Council
  • New York University College of Dentistry D1 Class Council

Students interested in becoming involved in any of these organizations should speak with a member of the Student Council or a member of the Office of Student Affairs & Academic Support Services.

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