SLS20: Student Leadership Summit

What is SLS20?

SLS20 (Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020 – Phoenix, AZ) is a 5-day Catholic student leadership conference for any student ready to accept the challenge of being a missionary disciple on campus.  Presented by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), this biennial conference brings together thousands of college students to hear from top Catholic speakers, spend time in prayer and fellowship, and get the tools and tips you need to help others become missionary disciples, too…and Campus Ministry will be coordinating a group to attend!  Open to undergraduate and graduate students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College.

Come to the SLS20 Info Session!

Learn more about this incredible event at an SLS20 Info Session on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 8:30 p.m. in 330 Coleman-Morse, which will include fundraising ideas as well as info about a limited number of financial assistance grants.  One lucky Info Session attendee will also receive a free registration, valued at $649!  Attendance is open to all students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College. 

Who will be speaking / performing?

Check out for the full roster of speakers and entertainment at SLS20.

Dates & Location:

Monday - Friday, Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona.  SLS20 will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center.


Lodging is included in the cost of registration and will be at a Phoenix hotel at or near the conference site in a shared occupancy room (same gender).  We unfortunately cannot guarantee that you will stay with other Notre Dame students.


Students who register for SLS20 are responsible for arranging and funding their own transportation to / from Phoenix, which is undertaken at your own risk.


For more information regarding registration costs, please visit  Registration includes lodging in a shared occupancy hotel room (same gender) for the five days / four nights of the conference plus three lunches, as well as entrance to all conference breakouts, national speaker sessions, and top-rated entertainment.  Transportation to / from Phoenix as well as any incidental expenses are on your own.

What are the incidental expenses?

Incidental expenses associated with the cost of conference attendance would include (but are not limited to) your other meals (outside of three lunches provided with SLS20 registration), snacks, ground transportation to/from airport, etc.  Various Christian organizations / vendors will also have items for sale at SLS20.

Is financial assistance available?

Up to 50 $200 financial assistance grants are available through Campus Ministry to students in need, to help offset the cost of registration for SLS20.  A short application form is available for interested students, and the grant application deadline is Friday, November 15.  Those receiving a financial assistance grant from Campus Ministry will be notified by Thanksgiving and given a code to use when registering (or to update an existing registration), which will need to be applied by you to your account to obtain the benefit of the grant.  Financial assistance through Notre Dame Campus Ministry is available to Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, or Holy Cross College students.

We will also discuss ideas for fundraising part or all of the cost of your registration at our upcoming SLS20 Info Session on Wednesday, October 30, at 8:30 p.m. in 330 Coleman-Morse

How do I register?

  1. Please register for SLS20 using the website.  To take advantage of any upcoming grants or discounts, we encourage you to pay only the required minimum down payment when you register.
  2. During registration, when prompted to enter an Ambassador Group, please select the “Notre Dame / Saint Mary’s / Holy Cross” Ambassador Group.  This will allow you to take advantage of any group discounts that become available, if we hit a particular threshold of students who have registered.
  3. Follow the other registration prompts via the website, including providing payment information.
  4. Please email Brett Perkins ( to confirm that you've registered, so he can include you on the Ambassador Group roster.


Email Brett Perkins ( with any questions.