Student Leadership

NEC aims to support a wide range of opportunities for student engagement and leadership both inside and outside the performance halls and classrooms.

Student Government Association (SGA)


We are dedicated to serving the student body by soliciting and acting upon student needs and concerns.

The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to enrich the student experience, encourage student involvement, and promote the common interests and general welfare of the student body. Members of the SGA serve as a liaison between the student body and NEC’s administration and regular meetings aim to offer a unique platform for idea-sharing and engagement with NEC's senior administration.

To contact the SGA email:

Executive Panel

Litha Ashforth, President


Haoyu Zheng, VP for International Student Education


Moyu Zhang, VP for Student Life


Ranfei Wang, VP for Communication



Student Assembly and Senate

Student Assembly

The Student Assembly is made up of students from different majors, student organizations, class years, and affinity groups. Below is a list of Student Assembly members and working committees within the assembly:

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The UCC meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss new course proposals and potential changes to the undergraduate curriculum.

The Graduate Curriculum Committee

The GCC meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss new course proposals and potential changes to the undergraduate curriculum.

The Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee meets on an as-needed basis to determine if a violation of NEC disciplinary code has occurred, and if so, how to resolve the matter.

Penguin Editor (or Co-Editors)

The Penguin is NECs student-run monthly newspaper, featuring timely articles, interviews, tips, concert reviews, short fiction, poetry, cartoons, photos, restaurant reviews, and shout-outs. Love to write? Love the Penguin? Looking for a way to make a difference in the NEC community? Check out the Penguin for more information! 

Penguin Pals Virtual Exchange Program

The Penguin Pals virtual cultural & language exchange gives students the opportunity to participate in cross-cultural partnerships, connecting with fellow NEC students from across the globe. Students are paired up based on personal interests and goals and are given discussion topics and activities to explore with their Penguin Pal. Those in the program will also help plan monthly events for the greater NEC student body, with the goal of emphasizing community by celebrating differences.

Penguin Pals meet on a flexible basis; each student partnership will make its own schedule dependent on personal availability. Students are encouraged to get involved at any point during the semester, as there is a rolling deadline.

For more information, contact