NCLC launches Policy Institute

The issues that weigh heaviest on students are serious public policy challenges--campus sexual assault, student loan debt, racial discrimination, mental health, etc. While NCLC’s existing programs touch on these topics, student leaders require more in-depth training to address these problems more successfully.

Today, we are excited to announce the NCLC Policy Institutes. The Institutes are an exclusive two-day intensive policy trainings designed to equip student body leaders with the most current and advanced research and the opportunity to build relationships with top experts, lawmakers, and other stakeholders shaping national policy. Participants are selected through an application process.

 Here are the first two Institutes, we hope the first of many:

Campus Sexual Assault Policy Institute | September 10-11

This Institute will help student leaders develop a greater understanding of the history and direction of current federal law and guidance, particularly Title IX and the Clery Act. Students will learn directly from some of the leading voices driving the national discussion around survivor-centric policy at all levels of higher education decision-making.

Registration fee: $175

Application deadline: Sunday, July 30th 5:00 PM EST


College Affordability Policy Institute | NEW DATE: October 1-2

This Institute will provide student leaders with cutting edge information, background, and ideas on the future of the Higher Education Act, with a focus on federal student aid programs, student loan debt, and accountability policies.

Registration fee: $175

Application deadline: Sunday, July 30th 5:00 PM EST

The Institutes will aim to empower students to drive meaningful policy and social change, build relationships with student leaders leading advocacy efforts across the nation, learn from the country’s top issue experts, prepare students with effective advocacy strategies, and build a small cohort of students to lead nationally on college affordability.

Building on the successes of past NCLC programs, including the Presidential Leadership Summit and Climate Leadership Summits, we will provide student leaders opportunities to develop the expertise and skills to best serve their campus communities. While a wide breadth of knowledge is important for campus-wide leaders, we are inspired by the passion, knowledge, and experience so many students bring to specific issues.  These Institutes will create an essential space for students to connect with each other in a more in-depth curriculum, learning from each other, experts, and other professionals.

This program is designed for student body presidents but we welcome strong applications from other students who hold campus leadership positions and demonstrate a strong interest in the issue.

We are seeking driven student leaders with the passion for making a difference — we want you to join our inaugural cohort of students at either the College Affordability or Sexual Assault Prevention Policy Institute (or both).

To apply please complete the application process at this link.




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