Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes & Behaviors Program

Self-leadership is where all other leadership begins. D-LAB helps first-year students sync daily activities with values and priorities. The registration deadline for 2024 is January 9th for first-year students looking to participate in D-LAB.  First-Year Students, apply here. Upperclass students, apply to be a facilitator here.

About the Program

Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors (D-LAB) is a 7-week program designed for first-year students to discover the relationship between leadership and personal values. Each session, participants engage in small group discussion and interactive activities facilitated by upper-level students. At the end, participants will walk away with closer ties to their classmates and a greater understanding of how they can put their values into action through leadership here at Dartmouth.

D-LAB is co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Center and the Office of Student Life.

Winter 2024 Program Schedule

Students will be assigned to the Monday or Tuesday sessions based on their availability. Session locations will be announced prior to the start of Winter Term. Prior to program start students will be contacted to complete a survey about session date preferences. 

Sessions Schedule

7 Weeks during Winter Term

Group One: Mondays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Group Two: Tuesdays 4:45 - 6:15 p.m.

Each 90-minute weekly session will also include dinner!

Registration Process

The registration deadline is January 9, 2024. First-Year Students can apply here. There are no requirements to join.


Participant Quotes

Quotes are left anonymous to maintain the intimate nature of the conversations that take place in the program.

"I have learned about what I value personally, and what lengths I am willing to go to in order to preserve my ideals and act in a manner I find moral and appropriate. I also learned that I am more similar to my peers than I thought when I first decided to do D-LAB."

"I have learned a lot about how each person's values play a large part in their life perspective and decision making, and how important it is to consider these things when acting. Sometimes, different values can result in varying interpretations of the same action, and this is important to keep in mind when leading others and also reflecting on your own decisions."

"I've always subconsciously known what values are important to me, but the D-LAB program helped me to explicitly identify what I value. Through the activity where we analyzed what we did over a weekend, I realized that I could work on living my values in all of my actions."

"My main takeaway is that everyone at Dartmouth has different values and entirely different Dartmouth experiences, but that does not prevent us from working together towards common goals."

For more information, contact dlab@dartmouth.edu.