Explore Student Life at NCC

Leap into a student-centered environment with boundless opportunities to connect with your peers, network in your profession, learn from experts, practice civic engagement, develop leadership skills and more. At Northampton Community College (NCC), our student life programming allows you to meaningfully engage with your degree or certificate program and your community—both on and off campus and in your life after college.


Our Mission and Vision

The Office of Student Life and Leadership Development offers a variety of programming on- and off-campus, as well as virtually, in accordance with the mission of Northampton Community College and the Division of Student Affairs. Our mission is to create a student-centered environment led by Student Senate and Governance, recognized student clubs, the leadership society and targeted leadership development programs.

Our vision is that every student is involved and engaged in purposeful activities to achieve balanced physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. Student Life aims to provide leadership opportunities in unison with NCC’s guided pathways that extend well beyond time spent at NCC.


Student Life's foundation includes:

  • Supporting the appreciation, understanding, and advocacy for equity, diversity, and inclusion in conjunction with the College’s position statement.
  • Developing meaningful life skills, encourage personal achievement, and develop involved and responsible citizens
  • Understanding that social outlets and fun can develop valuable skills

Student Programming Board

Do you want to shape what programming and events look like at NCC? Be a part of the student programming board. This is just getting off the ground and you can help shape its formation. Email us at studentlife@northampton.edu if you are interested in event planning, budget management, and engaging with other students.

Student Clubs & Organizations

NCC offers over 60 student clubs and organizations for students to get involved in and connect with those who share similar interests while promoting leadership within the community.

Bethlehem Campus Clubs

Pocono Campus Clubs

Student Senate
Student Senate

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Civic Engagement
Civic Engagement

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Student Leadership

Listed below are some of the programs we offer that focus on student leadership and engagement in our community. If you have any questions or would like more information about any of these programs, contact us at:

Bethlehem Student Life & Leadership Development
Student Life Zone, 2nd Floor College Center

Pocono Student Life & Leadership Development
Pocono Hall 110A


The Office of Student Life & Leadership Development offers a number of programs during the fall & spring semesters in collaboration with Career Services, Alumni Relations, & academic departments that ensure students have the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to be productive citizens and leaders in both their communities and professional careers.


Some of the regular programs that we offer include:

  • Conferences: The Office has hosted a number of conferences focused on providing students with the opportunity to network with local leaders, learn more about different fields, and provide opportunities to enhance modern leadership skills with dynamic and interactive workshops. Some events that we have hosted in the past include the RISE Leadership Conference with workshops and a keynote speaker & TEDxNorthampton Community College which featured a variety of diverse talks presented by experts and pioneers in their fields from the Lehigh Valley area.
  • Emerging Student Leaders Program Series: This series is offered each semester and includes a variety of speakers in different industries focused on leadership. In collaboration with Alumni Relations & Career Services we have also provided students with sessions that include a networking and career exploration component for different fields of study.
  • General Programming: In addition to the aforementioned programs, the Office of Student Life works with a variety of departments to offer workshops on various leadership topics including: Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator, military leadership in everyday life, teambuilding, group dynamics, professional etiquette, resume building, types of leadership, diversity & equity, civic leadership & more.

The yearly spring leadership class provides students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of leadership as a whole. Students spend time understanding their strengths and areas of growth as leaders through the Self-Empowered Assessment and 5 practices of exemplary leadership. The class also invites a number of guest speakers from around the Lehigh Valley to present on a variety of important skills and tools leaders need in the modern day to be successful. There are also opportunities throughout the course for off-campus trips to visit with leaders throughout the Lehigh Valley in a variety of industries.


Some topics covered in the course include:

  • The 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Leading with a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Lens
  • Managing vs. Leading
  • Stages of Group Development
  • Authentic, Civic, and Servant Leadership
  • Storytelling as a Tool for Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Self-Care & Leadership


Some off-campus trips taken by the class previously include:

  • Martin Guitar
  • Luke’s
  • Bethlehem Mayor’s Office
  • Northampton County Government
  • Wind Creek


Applications for the class are submitted during the fall semester. Students must complete an application submit at least 1 recommendation and participate in an interview to be fully considered. For questions about signing up please contact studentlife@northampton.edu

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With 120+ high-quality programs at a highly affordable cost, you can build specialized skills to advance in your career path — fast. And with flexible class formats and convenient locations, it's never been easier to join us.