National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference

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The National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference (NJSLC) will be hosted at the College of the Holy Cross from July 26, 2023 through Sunday, July 30, 2023.

This annual multi-day conference is held each summer for student leaders from each of the Jesuit colleges and universities to explore student leadership rooted in Jesuit values. This conference is hosted by the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA). In 1997, the mission statement of NJSLC was adopted: “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.” 

The College of the Holy Cross is excited to welcome student leaders and colleagues from Jesuit institutions to Worcester, Massachusetts - the heart of the Commonwealth. 


Register for NJSLC!

Conference registration for advisors and student delegates from Jesuit institutions will open on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Registration will close on Monday, May 1, 2023. As advisors are registering their delegations it is not required to enter the names of student delegates at the time of registration. Holy Cross will follow up on the details about individual delegates later in June. If advisors know the delegates who will be attending at the time of registration, please do include that in the registration form.  Please view the frequently asked questions page for more information regarding registration.


The schedule of NJSLC will consist of workshops, presentations and community building for student delegates across Jesuit institutions. More information about the schedule will be provided in the early summer. 

Advisors will participate in an advisor track which is coordinated by JASPA.

Please email with any questions.

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Common Questions about NJSLC

We hope this will be an easy and exciting experience for advisors and student delegates. If your question is not answered below, please email and a member of the planning team will be in touch with you shortly.

Student leaders from all Jesuit higher education institutions in the United States and Belize are invited to attend the conference. This is an appropriate opportunity for students who are beginning leadership roles within a variety of areas including orientation, student government, residence life, student organizations, diversity and inclusion, service learning and more. All delegations are accompanied by an advisor from the institution. Advisors will lead their delegations through reflection throughout the conference and are also invited to participate in the advisor track which is a series of workshops coordinated by JASPA.


There is not a limit to the number of student delegates that can attend NJSLC.

The cost of registration per student delegate and advisor includes all meals (except one dinner), giveaway items, programming, and housing accommodations in the residence halls (including linens).

Yes, early arrival or late departure can be coordinated with the conference advisors. Please email to arrange your accommodations for early arrival or late departure.


At the time of registration it is not required for advisors to enter information of the students who will be attending. If you have this information you can provide it. The conference committee will be following up in mid-June for information on the names of the delegates.  


The College of the Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. There are a variety of travel options available for delegations to arrive on campus for the conference. Please refer to the College’s transportation website for a variety of travel options.

If your delegation plans on driving to campus, directions are available for you. There will be plenty of parking on campus during the summer for any vehicles.