National Society of Leadership And Success

What is The National Society of Leadership and Success?

What is our Society’s Goal? 

What is The National Society of Leadership and Success?

The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society.  Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.  Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.  With 552 chapters, the Society currently has 685,994 members nationwide. 

In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.  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.

What is our Society’s Goal? 

Building Leaders Who Make a Better World

The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

The guiding question we established to shape all the important decisions the organization makes is: "Are we helping the greatest number of people in the greatest way?" When asked how he might sum up the key thing that the Society does, founder Gary Tuerack shared, "We are dream supporters – we build leaders, support people in achieving their dreams, and better the world in the process. We get people to ask the all-important question, 'What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?' and then help them to achieve those goals."

Membership Process

Students accept their nomination to become recognized as members of the Society. However, to achieve induction members must attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 Success Networking Team meetings.


This is the first event on campus for new members. Students learn the steps of the leadership development program and the schedule of events for the semester.


Student members attend an interactive video training session where they identify goals and overcome obstacles. This interactive and introspective seminar helps members identify their true passions and strengths while creating action steps to achieve their goals.


Live streamed events with leaders, celebrities and best-selling authors are scheduled six times per year. Topics include leadership, identifying goals, facing challenges, personal growth and successfully transitioning from college to career. Students interact with the speakers via Twitter and Facebook during each broadcast.


Students are assigned to small groups and meet bi-weekly to set goals for future success. Members hold each other accountable using a highly specialized formula proven to produce results. After each meeting, students submit a reflective journal entry online, providing advisors the opportunity to coach and mentor in a format which actively engages students.


This is the final step towards induction. Most campuses hold a formal induction ceremony which can be shared with family and friends. At this ceremony, students are presented with their Certificate of Leadership Training honoring their achievement and lifetime membership in the Society.

What are the benefits?

The Society provides benefits to help members on their own personal success journey. These include opportunities for all members and exclusive benefits for those who achieve induction.


  • Scholarships & Awards: Access to over a quarter-million dollars exclusively to Society members each year for tuition, community service and educational assistance
  • Job Bank: Apply to jobs/internships and access to employers seeking to hire Society members
  • Partner Discounts & Benefits: Enjoy discounts on many retail goods and services
  • Speaker Broadcasts: A series of six live streamed speaker broadcasts per year by celebrities, authors, motivational speakers and professionals on relevant topics facing students and graduates
  • Success Networking Team: Participate with your Society peers in goal setting, accountability and commitment to action
  • Success Coaches: Improve skills, refine focus and interact with a professional success coach
  • Broadcast Archive: Online access to past presentations from more than 50 nationally renowned Society speakers; Click Here to see some of our past speakers
  • Professional Communication Training: A professionally administered communication assessment tool  (DiSC) helps you identify your own communication style, teaches you to recognize and appreciate other styles and prepares you to interact effectively with others
  • Social Events: Meet like-minded people and make friends at social events, fundraising events, service projects and other Society gatherings
  • Leadership Collection: Online interview series with career experts to guide you in landing your dream job
  • Motivational Mondays: Get inspired each week by a recording delivered directly to you
  • Monthly Newsletter: Read the Society Newsletter highlighting scholarships, chapter and member success stories, advice from leading motivational speakers and more
  • Member Shop: In addition to the items you receive upon induction, the shop provides you with a wider selection to commemorate your membership


  • Custom Recommendations: Receive personalized letters for graduate admissions and employers
  • Graduation Honors: Proudly wear honor cords, stole and charm at your graduation as an inducted member
  • Scholarships & Awards for Inducted Members: Additional scholarships available to inducted members
  • Leadership Training Certification: Awarded after completion of the leadership training program
  • Resume Enhancement: Society membership on your resume sets you apart as a leader to admission counselors and employers
  • Inducted Member Items: Receive your leadership certificate, Society t-shirt, car decal, and Society insignia pin upon induction
  • Leadership Opportunities: Avail yourself of opportunities for local, regional, or national leadership positions in the Society
  • Presidential Members (3.3+ GPA): Receive a Presidential Seal on your leadership training certificate
  • Nationwide Network: Join over 685,994 members at over 552 colleges in a network of support and motivation

How are you selected to join?

You will be sent an invitation letter to your mailing address from National Society of Leadership and Success. Advisors works with the team to come out with the list of people who have fulfilled some specific requirements and then the invitation is send out. Only those people who get the invitation can join the Society.

But if you are interested in joining the society then or if you need more information about the society please go to the website or contact Chapter Manager Nijesh Dangol at

Who can I contact with more questions about the National Society of Leadership and Success?

Anyone in the L.E.A.D. department can help answer questions you have about the event. You are also welcome to stop by our office Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm in the Rayburn Student Center L.E.A.D. Suite (RSC 289). You can also contact Chapter Manger Nijesh Dangol at for more information.