The National Society of Leadership and Success

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Kent State University was started in 2008. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 7,102 members who have access to:

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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit to chat with a team member or email

What do I have to do to become inducted?

Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace. 

Is this recognized on campus?

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 7,102 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

Below are some of the most common issues and the solutions in case they come up.

HELP! I don’t have editing access to our page.

You are likely not listed as President or Advisor and you’ll need to contact the Office of Student Activities to update the chapter’s information with the University.

HELP! We are listed as Sigma Alpha Pi, not NSLS.

The NSLS is primarily referred to as The National Society of Leadership and Success. We recommend you make the adjustment with the office who manages student organizations, and that should adjust how it is reflected throughout the system.

HELP! This link doesn’t work and I can’t find NSLS using the search feature.

The chapter may be listed as Sigma Alpha Pi, try searching for that. Or, the chapter may have become inactive with the Office of Student Activities. Reach out to them and let them know what you’re trying to accomplish and see how they can help you.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society.