Leadership is an essential aspect of Student Life, aside from student organizations other ways leadership development is promoted by Student Life is through The LEAD, National Society of Leadership and Success and NCTC's Leadership and Service Awards.


The LEAD provides Leadership Experiences and Development to increase a student’s marketable skills through a variety of workshops. The skills students learn will help support their role as leaders and help with the transition to the workforce or four year university.#LEADitup

The LEAD is open to all NCTC students, but limited to the first 30 who apply. LEAD is designed in two levels, you must complete level one to move on to the next level. Workshops topics include: Resume Techniques, Etiquette, Time Management and much more!

Level Requirements

Level One

  • Complete at least four Workshops
  • Attend at least four NCTC Events
  • Volunteer at least 8 hours

Level Two

  • Complete at least four Workshops
  • Attend at least four NCTC Events
  • Volunteer at least 12 hours

How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Must be an enrolled at North Central Texas College

  • Must have submitted an application by deadline February 15th at 10:00 AM

  • Applications reviewed as received.

Sign Up

Once you are accepted into the program you will be invited to attend our LEAD Retreat. The Leadership Experience begins with the LEAD Retreat.  It is designed to bring the group together to grow as individuals and as a team. For students who want to learn about The LEAD email dgarcia@nctc.edu


Student Life would really appreciate your help. If you would like to provide a workshop (maximum one hour) and get connected with these students please sign up below.

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National Society of Leadership and Success

Who is The National Society of Leadership and Success?
The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society.  Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.  Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.  With 639 chapters, the Society currently has 873,417 members nationwide. In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.  Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume. Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more. 

Where can I find more information about the NSLS online?
You can find more information about the NSLS at the Society’s video resource and leadership blog. The NSLS is also active on all major social media sites, including FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube.

Leadership and Service Awards

The Leadership and Service Awards were established with the express purpose of recognizing the unique contributions of students and student organizations to North Central Texas College at the Student Banquet in May 2019 sponsored by Student Life. Guidelines and further descriptions are in the nomination links below.


The Emerging Leader Award is presented to an outstanding NCTC student who has proven their skills to exceed expectations in leadership development and service within the community.

The Outstanding Civic Engagement Award recognizes a student who has made significant contributions demonstrating extraordinary commitment in their service learning, community service, and/or philanthropic organizations, which enhance our community.

The Student Employee Award is presented to an NCTC work-study or part-time student from each campus who has demonstrated great work ethic, commitment to the college mission, professionalism, and goes above and beyond their job duties.

The Student Organization Member of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding student from any student organization who advanced the mission of the student organization while challenging and encouraging the student organization to advance new initiatives, acquire new skills, and encouraged organizational participation and teamwork.

The Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award Is designed to honor an NCTC faculty or staff member who has made a significant contribution to both the student members and the organization as a whole in a volunteer capacity. 

Nominate Someone!

The Inclusion & Diversity Program of the Year Award is presented to a student group affiliated with an NCTC program contributed to enhancing diversity and inclusion at North Central Texas College.

The Community Service Project Award is presented to a student group affiliated with an NCTC program (i.e. Honors, PTK, Student Organizations, Etc…) which has made outstanding community service contributions to the local/surrounding community.

The Student Organization of the Year Award is presented to a student organization which has made outstanding contributions to the campus community that is considered to go above the expectations of a student organization.  

Nominate a Student Group!