National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference

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The National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC) is a five day conference for all 28 Jesuit Universities throughout the United States.  In August of 1997, at Regis University in Denver, CO, students from a number of the 28 Jesuit colleges and their affiliate universities gathered in an effort to improve the leadership at each school. The original purpose of the conference was to improve the student governments at each university. Now, though, the conference includes community service leaders, orientation staffs, resident housing staff members, peer educators, club leaders, and even administrators.

This conference is designed for student leaders to prepare for their leadership positions with other students. The conference is full of workshops, social activities, small group discussions, a day of service, and opening and closing banquets. NJSLC gives students a unique opportunity to learn about their specific leadership position and meet students from across the country who have similar positions. It allows students to bond, not only with their leadership team from their University, but also, meet and get to know hundreds of other students.  A different Jesuit University hosts the conference every summer. Each school picks an over-arching theme and designs the entire conference.

NJSLC 2014

“First to Love” is the conference theme for NJSLC 2014 hosted by Boston College July 23-27, 2014. The official NJSLC 2014 conference website is here.

Boston College students find that love is a “more excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31) to build community, for as the purest motivator, agape (selfless love) enables positive change for the good of others. 

Attendees of NJSLC 2014 will leave the Heights having refreshed their perspectives; they will find a new peace within themselves, with others, and within the Jesuit, Catholic faith that will motivate them to take the first steps toward selfless love.