NorthStar Leadership Program

Our NorthStar leadership program provides opportunities for students to develop and enhance a personal philosophy of leadership that includes understanding of self, groups, community.  It fosters an understanding of the responsibilities inherent in community membership and provides multiple paths for students to demonstrate their discovery and commitment to leadership. The program was awarded the 2012 Program of the Year Award by the National Association of Student Personal Administrators.

Connect. Commit. Challenge.

Unity College NorthStar Leadership Distinctive Program


At Unity College students make a difference. The NorthStar is designed for students who don’t accept the status quo, who want to challenge themselves and others to reach their full potential. This dynamic program inspires, empowers, and transforms students through intentional development, experience, and engagement. Don’t just sit there—reach for the stars! Please contact Nancy Zane for more information.


Each of the following tracks share a common theme - designed to stimulate your brain, broaden your horizons, and test your ethical and moral courage. Events scheduled throughout the year include various speakers, a retreat, service opportunities, trainings, a national leadership conference, movies, etc.

Connect—Observe and experience leadership as demonstrated by others. Engage in campus and community opportunities. Learn about and reflect upon leadership styles and skills.

Commit—Practice and acquire personal leadership skills. Support the outcomes of community opportunities. Continue to strengthen your understanding of leadership style, your personal strengths, and continue to grow.

Challenge—Model effective leadership in sup-port of other students. Initiate campus events. Build a sustainable commitment towards effective citizenship and social responsibility.

Four Personal Tracks

Campus Engagement

For students who want to develop and sharpen their leadership skills through campus engagement opportunities. This track honors student participation in Student Government, Student Clubs, Residence Life, Athletics, etc. Annual leadership development plan gets you on your way to reaching your full potential as a leader. Be Proud, Let Your Colors Show!

Outdoor Leadership

For students with a passion for outdoor leadership. Training certification in map and compass, Leave No Trace, climbing, canoeing, and kayaking are offered. The program culminates with the Unity College Master Guide certificate. Belay On!

WE Lead

Educates and empowers female students to become socially conscious environmental stewards and proactive members of their community. WeLead offers academic courses, an environmental speaker series, trips, retreats, and other activities that build teamwork and community engagement. We've Got Sister Strength!

Service Leadership

For students seeking to make a difference in our local community and beyond. Students gain hands-on experience by working with organizations and groups to tackle community issues. The service leadership track will test your skills, expand your knowledge, build your resume, and get your hands dirty! The Office of Community-Based Learning provides assistance to students to help locate partner groups and organizations. Put your boots on the ground and get ready to soar!