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National Society of Leadership and Success


In Fall 2014, NLU founded a chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success on our campus. The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is the largest college leadership honor society in the United States, with over 400 chapters at universities nationwide. 

The NLU chapter connects leadership-minded students and has inducted over 600 lifetime members. 

Membership gives you access to benefits including over $150,000 annually in awards and scholarships, leadership certification (a valuable asset on your resume), exclusive events on campus (offering opportunities to develop leadership skills and gain experience setting and achieving goals), employer recruitment, an exclusive online job bank, networking with other top students on campus and discounts.

Learn more about the benefits of being a NSLS member!

How do I Join?

NSLS membership is by invitation only; invitations are mailed to eligible NLU students twice per academic year, during early fall and early winter.

Eligibility is based on GPA and credit hours criteria:

  • Undergraduate students need at least 36 completed credit hours AND a GPA of at least 3.0 be invited.
  • Graduate students needs at least 18 completed credit hours AND a GPA of at least 3.5 to be invited.
  • Only those credit hours completed at NLU are considered for invitation purposes, transfer credits do not apply.

Unlike honor societies based solely on academic performance, membership in the NSLS is leadership-based, and thus requires active participation in various Society events on campus. Registered members are considered pending members until they complete 8 on-campus NSLS workshops, after which they earn lifetime induction into the Society. Workshop series are offered each fall and winter term at the NLU Chicago, Wheeling and Lisle campuses.

An annual induction ceremony recognizing those members who complete all 8 required Society workshops is held each May/June.

If you are a registered member, check out our events calendar for Chapter Events at, Chapter Events.

For more information, please contact the Advisors at





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