National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC)

The National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC) is a five-day conference for all 27 Jesuit colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Sponsored by the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA), a different Jesuit institution hosts the conference every summer. The conference provides student leaders with collaborative opportunities to develop ideas, explore issues, and build stronger leadership skills to better serve their institutions in the Jesuit tradition. NJSLC is comprised of workshops, group discussions, social programming, a day of service, and opening and closing banquets.

 

History of NJSLC

In August of 1997, at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, 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.

Since its premier, the conference has been bringing together student leaders from around the nation in order to improve our ability to serve our fellow students. The following mission statement was adopted in 1997:

"Student organization leaders collaborating to develop ideas, explore student issues, and build stronger leadership skills to better serve their colleges and universities in the Jesuit tradition."

JASPA's sponsored NJSLC conference continues to grow around its mission statement by helping student organization leaders collaborate to develop ideas, explore student issues, and build stronger leadership skills to better serve their colleges and universities in the Jesuit tradition.

 

NJSLC 2019 @ University of Detroit Mercy

July 10-14, 2019: Conference Website

 

Past Host Schools

2018 - Le Moyne College
2017 - Georgetown University
2016 - Regis University
2015 - Canisius College
2014 - Boston College
2013 - Santa Clara University
2012 - College of the Holy Cross
2011 - Loyola University Chicago
2010 - Fordham University
2009 - Creighton University
2008 - Seattle University
2007 - Marquette University
2006 - Rockhurst University
2005 - Saint Joseph's University
2004 - Loyola Marymount University
2003 - Canisius College
2002 - Creighton University
2001 - Gonzaga University
2000 - Loyola University Maryland
1999 - John Carroll University
1998 - Xavier University
1997 - Regis University