Student Government

Students interested in pursuing a leadership role in the college community are encouraged to run for elected office. Participating in the SGA is a great opportunity to meet new people, network with faculty and staff, boost your resume with leadership experience, and help enhance the North Country Community College experience for everyone.

The Student Trustee is also an elected student leader who represents all students on the North Country Community College Board of Trustees as a voting member. Meetings occur monthly in-person on the Saranac Lake campus with in-person or Zoom access for the public.

Responsibilities of your Student Government Association:

  • Serve as an official voice for the expression of student opinions and concerns
  • Plan and facilitate student events and activities on campus
  • Manage all financial matters related to the student activities fee
  • Collaboratively work with Clubs and Student Organizations

Other ways to be involved and use your student voice include:

  • Participating in our College Senate, a shared governance body of faculty, staff, civil service employees, students, NCCC Association, NCCC Foundation, and administration. 
  • Joining a college-wide committee
  • Registering to Vote! 


Participation in clubs and student organizations while in college helps you connect with your peers outside the classroom, network with faculty and staff, and engage in leadership development. Each club is chartered through Student Government Association and membership is open to all full-time and part-time students. We invite you to join or start a club on campus today! Contact for more information on joining or starting a club! 

Clubs at North Country!

  • Art Club
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Film Club
  • Human Services Club
  • Massage Club
  • Nursing Clubs
  • Outing Club
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - induction by invitation
  • Rad Tech Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Veterans Club

Step 1: Contact the Student Life Office to request support and to get an orientation to club engagement at NCCC

Step 2: Hold a general interest meeting to recruit members and discuss club objectives, student leaders, and a club advisor. Be sure to request a room reservation through the Student Life office.

Step 3: Register Your Club. A student should complete this online registration form.

Step 4: Club Advisor(s) must sign the Club Advisor Agreement Form.

Step 5: Schedule club training and request a room reservation for your club meetings through the Student Life Office.

The Student Life Office coordinates a variety of student events and activities with input from the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Members of CAB travel to the Association for the Profession of Campus Activities (APCA) every year to help select talent to bring to campus and build their event planning skills! 

Student activities are offered:

(A) on each of our three campuses  in Malone, Saranac Lake, and Ticonderoga
(B) virtually/remotely 

All students who pay the Student Activity Fee are welcome to attend activities. Regional activities, like bowling and movie nights, are also provided for students and their families.

Our Traditions:

  • Every October, NCCC students can enjoy Fright Fest at the Great Escape at a discounted rate!
  • Every winter, NCCC students can enjoy ski passes for a discounted rate at Whiteface Mountain!
  • NCCC participates in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival every February, including one lucky student who joins the royal court as the Princess or Prince!
  • Each spring, a group of service-minded students apply to travel on our Alternative Spring Break to complete service projects in a destination community. Past trips have focused on food insecurity, housing development, and disaster relief.
  • Every May, a group of students adventure down the Hudson River on our annual Whitewater Rafting trip!

Stay informed by bookmarking our College Calendar of Events.

To learn more, contact

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