National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference


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.

Applications for attending NJSLC 2018 will be available in March of 2018 and can be found on the Payne Center for Leadership Development Zagtivities page.

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