OSU Institute of Technology is now offering students a program that allows them to join a national honor society that complements their classwork.
A program under Student Life, the National Society of Leadership and Success will begin inducting students in the spring 2020 semester. More than 700 current students have been selected to receive an invitation to participate in this new program. The program targets students who have between six and 36 completed credit hours and at least a 2.75 GPA. Students that have been selected will receive an invitation letter via email and to their home address in early January.
“Student Life has been striving to be able to offer programming that complements what students are learning in the classroom,” said Kamie Rash, director of Student Life and NSLS chapter advisor. “While we cannot provide any technical skill training, we can supplement the soft skills that students need to climb within the industries that they work in upon graduation.”
Each student that is invited to the program can join NSLS by submitting their nomination code, received in their invitation, online and paying a one-time membership fee of $95 directly to NSLS.
The membership includes access to scholarships and awards, an online job bank, member newsletter, broadcast speaker archive, online job bank, success talks, Motivational Mondays, success coaches and partner benefits and discounts.
The program in itself is a journey of self-discovery and soft skill training that is laid out in steps to become an inducted member. Upon induction, there are additional leadership certifications that students can strive for as well as continuing leadership opportunities in assisting with future facilitation of the program on campus as student mentors and ambassadors.
The spring 2020 induction ceremony will be held at the end of the spring semester. To reach induction a student will need to complete the program by attending and/or participating in activities and training within one semester.
Once inducted, the student will receive a member T-shirt and pin, additional awards and scholarships, a stole and honor cords for graduation, and personalized letters of recommendation.
“Results from an independent study at Bowling Green State University indicated that student GPA’s increased after induction into the NSLS,” said Rash. “We hope that by adding this program at OSUIT, we see overall increases in the success of our students both while they are here and after they graduate. I truly believe that students who are here at OSUIT are gaining a high-quality education, and I’d like to believe that we can enhance that quality further by introducing this program to the next generation of our nation’s workforce.”
NSLS is the only honor society providing accredited leadership development programs. The program is accredited by AdvancED –the parent organization to Northwest Accredited Commission (NWAC), North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI); and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
This program is made possible by a grant Student Life received through NSLS that assists new chapters to get up and running. The grant will cover the entire first-year cost of the program and facilitation including leadership program content, speaker series, dedicated chapter support, website portal, promotional materials, scholarship program and membership tracking.
For additional questions or details about the program, contact Kamie Rash at firstname.lastname@example.org