National Society of Leadership and Success


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For questions about the OSUIT NSLS program, contact Kamie Crawford. 



The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is the nation's largest leadership honor society with 715 chapters and over 1 million members. Membership is by invitation only. Students are selected by their for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. 

NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation on campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders on campus and across the country. Inducted 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.

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Who is invited to join NSLS?

The program targets students who have at minimum six 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.

What is the deadline to join?

The deadline to join NSLS for Spring 2021 is February 8, 2021.

How much does it cost to join NSLS?

NSLS members pay a one-time registration fee of $95 when joining the organization for the Foundations of Leadership Certification. Membership does not expire or require renewal.

OSUIT Dean's NSLS Waiver

OSUIT is offering a need-based waiver that covers the cost of membership for 20 students. Students interested in applying for the waiver will submit an application by February 1, 2021 to be considered. The committee will select the recipients of the waiver on February 2nd and the student will be notified. 

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Please note, if you plan to apply for the Dean's NSLS Waiver, do not use the nomination code provided to you in your invitation to apply for membership. If you are chosen to receive the waiver, a new code will be given to you. 

Students may also be sponsored by a school or club. Contact the NSLS advisor for more information. 

How does a student become an inducted member?

Once a student has enrolled into the NSLS, they are considered a member with access to certain benefits. In order to become an inducted member, a student must complete the following steps:

  1. Orientation: This is the first event on campus for new members to learn the steps of the program and the schedule of events for the term.
  2. Leadership Training Day: Members attend an interactive video training session where they identify goals and overcome obstacles.
  3. Three Speaker Broadcast Events: Live streamed events with leaders, celebrities and best-selling authors are scheduled six times per academic year.
  4. Three Consecutive Success Networking Team Meetings: Peer to Peer Accountability and Goal Setting sessions with other members.

What is the typical time commitment?

A student should expect to spend approximately 20 hours for the program. Program events are held in the evenings, typically beginning at 6:00pm. The NSLS program is designed to be completed in a semester, however some members may take more time and complete in the next semester offered. Inducted members can hold leadership positions in the semesters after completing the leadership program. 

When are invitations sent to students?

Invitations are sent two times a year, before the fall and spring semesters to the student's email address and mailing address on file.

When is the induction ceremony?

The NSLS induction ceremony for Spring 2021 will be virtual due to COVID-19. April 16th, 6:00pm CST, Online.