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National Society of Leadership & Success

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Salt Lake Community College

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Salt Lake Community College was started in 2019 and is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members.

As of 2021, we have 1,222 members who have access to:
Nearly $500,000 in scholarships.
An exclusive NSLS job board.
A personalized letter of recommendation.
The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.
If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:
Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
Access to private networking events.
Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.

The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, is the largest collegiate leadership honor society in the United States, with more than 650 chapters and more than a million members nationwide. It is also the first program of its kind to earn accreditation for their programs.

It is a department sponsored organization at Salt Lake Community College It was established in August 2019.

The NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus. Upon completion of the program, members receive their Foundations of Leadership certificate and take their place among student leaders at their 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.

To learn more visit NSLS website.

Nomination criteria is determined by our local chapter leaders. Nationwide, students are selected for membership by their college based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.

The deadline to join is October 1, 2020

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.

See a full list and explanation of our membership benefits.

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.

All SLCC NSLS events will be held in the new live on-line format. This will afford our members to attend all of the events that lead towards induction virtually from the safety of where ever they choose to attend. These events will have a scheduled start and end time and members will be expected to attend the full event to receive credit towards attendance. We have committed to offering multiple times and dates to meet the requirements. Please check the events calendar when you log into your NSLS account for more information regarding dates and times of events.

The steps towards induction take approximately 10-12 hours. While most members do finish their steps towards induction in a single semester, a member may take longer if needed.

Invitations are sent one or two times per academic year. Once invited, that student’s invitation remains active throughout their time at the campus. Students who do not receive a formal invitation may apply online through a nomination process, wherein faculty recommendation and brief personal statements are required. See more information about this process.

The NSLS was the first organization of its kind to become accredited as a leadership development program and honor society by AdvancED, the parent organization to (1) Northwest Accredited Commission (NWAC); (2) North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI); and (3) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Our educational program extends into an optional credit pathway for students who are eligible to earn credit when they engage with our program, and schools and campuses offer reciprocity of this credit. Credit options are provided for all educational programming from the NSLS (i.e. Foundations of Leadership, Advanced and Executive Certifications). To earn each credit, students will complete additional educational programming beyond the requirements of each of the certifications, which will earn them up to 1.0 credit per program. This pathway will be available to students at an additional cost, however, students are always welcome to pursue the certificate pathway.