National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)


The NSLS is the largest and only accredited collegiate leadership development program in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Rensselaer was started in 2017. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with more than 800 chapters and over two million members. 

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential. As of 2023, we have over 1500 members who have access to:

  • More than $400,000 in annual scholarships and awards
  • Leadership Development Content (DISC assessment and Goal Setting)
  • A personalized letter of recommendation

    The NSLS leadership development program teaches 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 lives.

    These are some of the benefits you can take advantage of as a member: 

  • Learn from former Presidents, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other global leaders in exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections on campus and online.
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches and shortcut your path to success.

    Visit the NSLS website to learn more about us.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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

  • What do I have to do to become inducted?

The average amount of time it takes to complete the Steps to Induction is approximately nine hours. While most members do finish in a single semester, you may take longer if needed as long as you finish prior to graduating.

  • Is this recognized on campus?

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2023, we had over 1500 members in our chapter, and there are more than two million members nationwide.

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