Become a Student Delegate Today!


Students have a unique opportunity to apply for a Student Delegate position. As a Student Delegate, you represent all student members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association during the three House of Delegates meetings.

Student delegates will receive a complimentary registration to the ADHA24 Annual Conference!


Student Delegates must be:

  • A student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
  • A dental hygiene student with a minimum of one semester/trimester remaining after the House of Delegates.
  • In good standing in a dental hygiene program and have written approval from the program director for candidacy.
  • Available to fulfill all obligations of a district workshop and full attendance at the ADHA House of Delegates Meeting (June 28-30, 2024).


Student Delegates are expected to:

  • Attend any district workshops held prior to or in conjunction with the House of Delegates meeting.
  • Attend all sessions of the ADHA House of Delegates.
  • Attend reference committee hearings and present testimony as appropriate.
  • Attend district and student district meetings.
  • Vote in the election for the Voting Student Delegate.
  • Provide a written report of your experience at the ADHA House of Delegates to the Division of Member Engagement.

In addition, it is recommended that the Student Delegate:

  • Become familiar with the ADHA’s Annual Report, Bylaws and Policy Manual, and the Delegate’s Manual, all of which will be sent to you.
  • Be punctual at all meetings and appointments.
  • Be pleasant and cooperative when discussing an issue.
  • Respond to questions or topics relevant to business at hand and then abide by the majority decision when the matter is decided by correct parliamentary procedure.
  • Consult the ADHA Speaker of the House when parliamentary problems arise.

Please contact ADHA at (312) 440-8900 or [email protected] for questions regarding the application or the position.

Applications are due on February 10, 2024.


Apply Here!