NSLS – The Nation’s Largest Leadership Honor Society

What is NSLS?

The NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 656 chapters, the NSLS currently has 1,025,857 members nationwide.

In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country. Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume.

Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more.


How To Become NSLS Member:


There are two ways you can join the National Society of Leadership and Success: by invitation or by completing the nomination form. If you have not been invited and would like to join, please complete the NSLS nomination form, and indicate Shelley Hintz as your recommending faculty member. Once you fill out the online application and pay the one-time registration fee, you are considered a pre-inducted member of the society.

NSLS Nomination Form

Immediately after paying your membership registration dues, you will receive numerous member benefits inside the members’ area of the NSLS website. To be officially inducted as a member of the society, you will need to complete the four steps noted below. All steps can be completed online over the course of one or more semesters. While many pre-inducted members complete the four steps in one semester, this is not a requirement for induction.

Member Benifits



I worked at National Society of Leadership and Success full-time

Pros:  Room to grow, young and energetic staff, diverse work.

Cons: Morally dubious business practices, particularly in solicitations. It’s not a scam, but it’s close.


The NSLS App


“The NSLS” is the official app of The National Society of Leadership and Success, designed to enhance the mobile experience for Society members.

Use The App To:

  • Track your progress towards Induction
  • Receive exclusive, app-only content
  • View your Chapter Events
  • Listen to Motivational Mondays
  • View Speaker Broadcast Archives
  • And more!



I am a member of an excellent chapter in Broward College North Campus. They are always willing to help me and always answers my messages.

The NSLS app is very good. It is easier to understand your steps towards induction and for the NELA Award if you want to pursue. Also, it shows what each officer does with informative videos and every Monday is updated with a new video for the Monday Motivation. You can see types of different scholarships and what are the requirements for each scholarship. You can access your broadcast archives and SNTs as well as letter of recommendation if you need one to get a job.

I recommend members to use the NSLS app.

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