Leadership & Engagement

Leadership & Engagement

The purpose of the Center for Leadership and Engagement (CLE) is to facilitate an environment that fosters capacity building through intellectual discussion, building communities, character development and working towards the greater good.  NC A&T has a history of service to the community: locally, nationally and internationally; while taking the lead in education, innovation and social justice. The CLE advances those characteristics across the university community by implementing programs designed for structure and diverse experiences. 

Leadership Development


iLEAD stands for Individual Leadership Evolution Across Disciplines, Departments, and Divisions. iLEAD members have the opportunity to gain recognition for their leadership evolution. iLEAD is self-paced and based on co-curricular and essential leadership activities. iLEAD is designed to augment the student's professional and personal growth during their college experience.

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

Students are recruited for membership based on their academic success as well as leadership potential. NC A&T conducted its inaugural induction ceremony for members of The National Society of Leadership and Success in Spring 2018.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute

Students are encouraged to apply for chance to be selected to attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a four-day conference intended to cultivate students’ leadership skills, provide networking opportunities, and link students with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies looking to offer internships, jobs, and continuing education opportunities.

Live*Learn*Lead - Leadership and Professional Development Workshop Series

The purpose of the series is to facilitate an environment that fosters personal growth through intellectual discussion, character development and working towards the greater good.  These experiences advance those characteristics across the university community, through workshops that cover capacity building, leadership, and professional development.

The workshops cover the following topics: Communication - C, Diversity-D, Foundations of Leadership-FL, Ethics and Personal Integrity-EPI, Health and Wellness-HW, Professional Development-PD, Social Responsibility-SR, and Team Development-TD. 

Civic Engagement

Alternative Breaks

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a “volunteer vacation” scheduled during Spring Break. Participants engage in service-learning projects while enjoying the vacation destination. ASB promotes leadership, social development, teamwork, and personal growth.

Aggie Source Food Pantry

The Aggie Source Food Pantry opened its doors to registered NC A&T students in Spring 2019. The mission of the Aggie Source Food Pantry is to support individuals by alleviating the stress associated with short-term food insecurity and other financial constraints, through the collection of non-perishable and shelf-stable food items.

Voter Education

The Office of Student Development provides learning opportunities for students to engage them in primary and general elections. We encourage students to register to vote, understand the voting process, recognize the issues, and be introduced to the candidates. We stand by the phrase “all politics is local”.

For more information on any program above, please contact:

Director of Leadership & Engagement
Office: Student Center, Suite 348 / E-mail: osd@ncat.edu