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Save the date for PLS 17

Get ready for our biggest event of the year and the nation’s largest convening of student body presidents! Registration will open a month from today, along with our brand new website. To help you plan ahead for registration, we’ve included details below on dates, location, and pricing for 2017. Dates June 3-5, 2017 Location Downtown more »

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Reflection: White House Convening on Diversity and Inclusion

Mosopefoluwa Ladapo, Student Body President at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), attended the White House Convening on Diversity and Inclusion. Here, he shares his hopes for his student community on this topic. 

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Big 10 Student Governments Urge Congressional Mental Health Action

With the window closing for federal action this year, the Association of Big Ten Students launched a social media campaign Monday urging Congress to bring two mental health bills to vote. The hashtag #UnitedforMentalHealth has become the rallying cry for students to call upon legislators to back the Mental Health Reform Act and Mental Health more »

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How the state of student representation at Rutgers affects alcohol culture

In this guest blog post, Rutgers University Student Body President Justin Schulberg discusses the implications of a lack of student power within the Rutgers Board of Governors.  Nearly 40% of college-aged students binge drink every month. At Rutgers, our student government has made strides by implementing programs that promote safe drinking practices. But, we can’t make true more »

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Statement on 2016 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2020 Contact: [email protected] 202-734-6509 NCLC Statement on 2016 Election [Updated 11/10/16] The many challenges facing millions of college students today will remain unchanged unless student leaders engage at all levels of decision-making. In that spirit, we extend a hand to President-elect Donald Trump, the 115th U.S. Congress, and statehouses with more »

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Join us for Special Training Webinars!

This fall, we’re offering student leaders an exciting new way to hone their skills in order to advance their advocacy work. Join us for these special training webinars on digital organizing and using data in your advocacy work. Digital Organizing Webinar with Young Invincibles Digital Campaign Manager, Laura Adviento on November 17th at 7 pm EST more »

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Balancing identities as Student Body President at American University

In this guest blog post, American University Student Body President Devontae Torriente shares his sincere words on the challenges of serving in this high-profile leadership role. Being student body president at American University has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had to date. I have been given access to areas of student life and administrative processes more »

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Presidential Profile: Nagela Nukuna, Georgia Tech

Excelling at the role of Student Body President takes a lot of sincerity and humble commitment. Nagela Nukuna of Georgia Institute of Technology bursts with that drive. “I want students to see student government as an organization that is on their side. We’re known typically as the organization that gives you money. I want people to more »

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Don’t leave money on the table!

In this guest blog post, Mercer University Student Body President Elizabeth McKay talks about her experience meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education John King. Seven students from all across the nation traveled to Washington D.C. on September 21st, 2016 to talk about the number one thing prohibiting students from accessing education: money. Conversations surrounding college more »

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NCLC Releases Civic Engagement Guide

A generational turning point. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that for the first time ever in a presidential election, millennials (aged 18-35) make up roughly one-third of the electorate. However, despite the increasing size of the millennial generation, in 2014, only 21% of young adults cast their votes on election day. College affordability and higher more »

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