National Society of Leadership and Success

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Viterbo University


The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Viterbo University was started in 2011. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 

Click here to watch the Induction Ceremony from Spring 2023 and to hear inspiration from our keynote speaker, Bryan Baldwin.

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement and leadership potential. As of 2021, we have 1,245 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. Your experience with NSLS can be life-changing.

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?

As of 2021, we had 1,245 members in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

Is there a fee? 

There is a flat rate of $95 to officially join NSLS, along with optional add-ons for opportunities such as additional online leadership skill advancement courses.

What is the time commitment?


Students have the opportunity to be as involved as they would like. There are many events throughout the school year, such as community service events, social events and meetings spread out over the course of each semester.

What are the perks?

Students have the opportunity to connect with other student leaders in across the college campus community, growing and developing leadership skills, and networking opportunities. Students also have access to many financial opportunities: year-round scholarships, textbook discounts, website recommendations, or job and scholarship recommendation letters.