Application Information

What is the National Council of College Leaders?

The National Council of College Leaders (NCCL) works to increase awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through youth-focused advocacy and fundraising. Youth leaders become advocates for patients through local and national campaigns. Council members also identify new fundraising opportunities on their campus and are responsible for meeting a minimum fundraising goal each year, while supporting and increasing support for existing programs. NCCL members will develop leadership skills and prepare for even larger roles as advocates for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.


What are the goals of the National Council of College Leaders?

Unify youth leaders invested in enhancing and strengthening our mission—to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. 

Who should apply for the National Council of College Leaders?

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is seeking exceptional and highly-motivated student leaders who are in their freshman or sophomore of college.

What makes a great National Council of College Leaders member?

Ideal candidates display leadership ability and take part in extracurricular activities and community service while showing dedication to the Crohn's and colitis community. Fundraising experience is preferred.

Skills Desired

What kind of time commitment is expected?

There may be up to three onsite meetings/trainings each year.  All travel and hotel costs will be covered as part of being a National Council of College Leader member. Meetings will vary in length and location. Monthly conference calls will take place between onsite meetings among council members as. 

How long will Council members serve?

 At the end of the year, each council member will meet with our staff to evaluate participation and goals.  A joint decision will be made for that member to either rotate off the group or continue on for the duration of their undergraduate study.  

How do candidates apply?

Through an application and interview process. 

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the judging committee. Criteria will include leadership ability, extracurricular and community service, recommendations, and application essay.  Applications that are missing sections will not be considered by the judging committee. 

Selected council members will be contacted by mid November and will be invited to the winter retreat in early January.

NCCL applications are now open, the deadline is October 20th, 2017! CLICK HERE TO ACCESS 2018 APPLICATION

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Catherine Soto

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