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Student Leadership

The Office of Student Life facilitates leadership training and development opportunities that impact campus and community populations, supports student organizations/clubs and related activities, and promotes student advocacy and success. As part of this mission, the office partners and/or consults with various Northeast State offices to offer leadership development activities that engage students with the campus and their communities. Programs include the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL). In addition, the office administers Northeast State's Student Government organization, the Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success (CLASS), and the Student Traffic Court.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Bear Engagement Leaders

Bear Engagement Leaders are a team of students working under the Office of Student Life and Engagement to assist with events and orientations at all NESCC campuses.

This team aims to welcome new students to our community campus, engage with current students and show your Bear pride!

Not only will this help you gain leadership skills or strength those you already have, you will receive a yearly stipend of $350,  receive a NESCC Engagement Leaders shirt (and potentially more), and have networking opportunities with NESCC faculty and staff.

To apply you must meet the following criteria:

  • Current Northeast undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher (or highschool GPA of 2.75 or higher if this is your first semester at Northeast).
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at any Northeast State campus or online (or any combination)
  • Will be enrolled with at least 6 credit hours for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

**Students that do not meet the qualifications may be permitted to apply at the discretion of the Director of Student Life and Engagement.

Applications will be open again in Fall 2024.

Questions: contact Jennifer Webb at


Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success (CLASS)


The Northeast State Council for Leadership, Advocacy, and Student Success (CLASS) strives to fulfill Northeast State’s vision by promoting student success through the improvement of student life, by providing leadership through the development of campus-wide leadership development activities, and by advocating for the student body within the framework of the college through effective communication between students, administration, faculty, and staff. If you are interested in becoming a member of CLASS, complete the application below:

CLASS Application

Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature

TISL LogoThe Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL) is a forum for the top echelon of the state's campus leaders to exchange ideas, express their opinions, and learn how government works.

TISL's Senate and House of Representatives, which first convened in 1966, meet in the legislative chambers of the State Capitol each November.

The judicial branch of TISL is the  Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court, which presides over the  Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3) at the same time the TISL legislature is meeting.

The AMC3 is a moot court competition for non-law students. Colleges form teams of two to five members to prepare a brief and argue for the petitioner and the respondent before the Court.

Producers, editors and reporters of TISL Media communicate in a variety of ways about events at TISL. Current initiatives include videos, a printed newsletter at the General Assembly, blogging, and Twitter. 

You can find out more about TISL here

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is a federal holiday that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. The law establishing this holiday was created with the passage of an amendment in 2004.  Before this, a holiday called “Citizenship Day” was celebrated on the third Sunday of May. The new act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies provide education programming on the history of the American Constitution. Constitution Day is observed on September 17 which is the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.