The National Senior Classical League
) is an organization — mostly of college students
— which promotes the study, appreciation and advancement of the Classics
. It is the college-level affiliate of the National Junior Classical League
(NJCL), and both organizations are sponsored by the American Classical League
(ACL). Many graduates of NJCL go on to be members in NSCL; high school seniors on the cusp are known as "Slashers" — a reference to their status as "JCL/SCL" members. The organization also awards an annual scholarship
to a Classics major, in hopes of producing capable Classics teachers for the future.
Each year, members of the NSCL attend the NJCL convention to assist with and oversee some parts of convention. The group's main contributions during the week are the administration of the Olympika sporting events; the daily publication of the Convention Ear
, a humorous newsletter
; and the production of "That's Entertainment", a talent show
for JCL members, hosted and featuring skits by SCL members. While SCL members may attend the JCL General Assembly meetings, the SCL also holds separate meetings and elects officers during the week. These meetings are open to slashers as well.
According to the NSCL Constitution, the objectives of the organization are as follows:
- To enhance and promote the appreciation of the classics and classical scholarship in......