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The NSLS is the largest accredited leadership honor society in the US. Students are selected for membership based on academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally-recognized achievement of honorable distinction. Additionally, the NSLS provides a step-by-step leadership development program—on campus or online—that builds key skills sought by hiring managers. Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among top student leaders. Members are able to list their affiliation on all statements of personal accomplishment, including their resume. They'll also gain access to numerous benefits including annual scholarships and awards, Speaker Broadcasts with world-renowned leaders, employer recruitment through an online job board, and discounts on academic materials and courses.

The Parent Package comes with many benefits, including a $100 welcome bonus to be used towards student loans through our partnership with Earnest. Members gain access to further discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, and more. Other benefits include our exclusive Speaker Broadcasts, which connect tomorrow's leaders with the most influential leaders of today.

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The NSLS exists to recognize, cultivate, and honor leaders while making a lasting, positive change in the world. We strive to help members discover and achieve their goals, and we provide real-world experience that helps ensure our members have the best opportunity to achieve success in their future.

Nomination criteria is determined by local Chapter Leaders and is based on GPA and/or leadership potential. Students invited to their school's chapter have earned distinction with their nomination but must complete the leadership program requirements to become inducted.

Please contact the advisor of your student's chapter to discuss the criteria that was used to invite your student to join the NSLS. Their contact information can be found on the inside of your student's invitation, on the right hand side toward the bottom of the page.

Once the one-time membership fee is paid, students are considered a pre-inducted member with access to certain benefits. In order to become a fully inducted member, your student must complete the following steps: 

  • Orientation: The first meeting that occurs each semester and will give students access to all the information they need about the program in order to successfully complete the Steps to Induction.

  • Leadership Training Day: A three-hour interactive video training session with a workbook designed to help students identify and overcome any obstacles that may interfere with obtaining their goals. This introspective seminar helps students recognize their strengths and weaknesses in order to shift their focus toward their real passions. 

  • Three speaker broadcast events: Students watch some of the world's most successful motivational speakers discussing topics related to leadership, identifying goals, facing challenges, personal growth, and successfully transitioning from college to career.

  • Three Success Networking Team meetings: Bring together groups of students that work together and provide peer coaching on achieving goals. Students can discuss goals, desires and expectations, set timelines, and hold each other accountable for achieving what they want. The Success Networking Team provides members with a support network of other goal-oriented students on campus.

Once your student completes these steps, they will be invited to an induction ceremony where they will receive their membership kit.

The NSLS distributes over $400,000 in scholarships and awards exclusively to NSLS members. The NSLS Scholarship and Awards program supports members for their dynamic leadership, service, chapter/member excellence, and financial need. 

Please click here for information on current Scholarships and Awards.

When your student accepts their invitation to become a member of the NSLS, they become part of a community filled with driven individuals who are looking to make a positive change in the world through leadership. They will develop leadership skills and gain real-world experience through our accredited leadership program, working with peers and industry leaders along the way. 

In addition, our Speaker Broadcasts are exclusive to NSLS members and directly connect them to the most influential figures of our time. 

Past speakers include: 

  • Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
  • Activists Dr. Bernice King, Anita Hill, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Celebrities Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx, and Gabrielle Union
  • Entrepreneurs Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, and Bill Gates

To learn more about all benefits the NSLS has to offer, visit our membership benefits page.

If you still have questions about your Parent Package or your student's membership, please feel free to contact us.