National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS)

Welcome Future or Current NSLS Leader!

We would like to welcome you on behalf of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) on your eligibility to be a part of the Brookdale Community College chapter of NSLS. We are excited to offer real-world experiences that will help ensure you have the best opportunity to achieve your goals and success as a future leader.

To become an NSLS inducted member, you must complete the following steps before you graduate Brookdale: 

  • Receive and accept your NSLS invitation: Enter invitation code and submit your NSLS membership fee.
  • Attend (1) Orientation: This is your first meeting that occurs and will give you access to all the information you need about the program to successfully complete the steps for induction as a member.
  • Attend (1) Leadership Training Day: This 3-hour interactive video training session with a workbook is designed to help you identify and overcome any obstacles that may interfere with obtaining your goals. This introspective seminar helps you to recognize your strengths and weaknesses, to shift your focus toward your real passions.
  • Attend (3) Speaker Broadcast events: you will watch some of the world’s most successful motivational speakers discussing topics related to leadership, identifying goals, facing challenges, personal growth and successfully transitioning from college to career.
  • Attend (3) Success Networking Team meetings: bring together groups of students that work together and provide peer coaching on achieving goals. You can discuss goals, desires, and expectations, set timelines and hold each other accountable for achieving what you want. The Success Networking Team provides members with a support network of like-minded goal-oriented students on campus.
  • Attend the NSLS Induction Ceremony: After completing all of your steps to induction you will attend this ceremony to be recognized and formally inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success.

NOTE: The average amount of time it takes to reach induction is approximately 9 hours spread out over the course of a semester. While most members do finish their steps to induction in a single semester, you may take longer if needed (as long as you finish prior to graduating).  There is a membership fee of $95 to join the NSLS organization. 

Please review the use the FAQ sheet for more information or email with any questions!

If you have accepted your invitation and would like to join us at our next orientation and leadership training day, please RSVP on the events page of the NSLS member portal.

Still have questions?

Join us at a general meeting or email for zoom link

The NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by Brookdale Community College for membership based on academic standing and leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 727 chapters, the NSLS currently has 1,328,282 members nationwide.

In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills. Click here for more information about those steps.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at Brookdale 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.

As of 2017, Brookdale Community College students are invited to become a member of Brookdale’s Chapter of The National Society of Leadership & Success by meeting a 2.75 GPA; completion of a minimum of 6 credits and a maximum of 30 Brookdale Community College credits; and matriculated into a degree-seeking program.  Due to the nature of the NSLS’s programming, students must be at least 18 years of age and attending classes at one of Brookdale’s locations (Lincroft, Freehold, Hazlet, Neptune, Wall, Long Branch, Culinary Center).  Online only students – please contact us for additional information.

If you have received an invitation to become a member of The National Society for Leadership & Success, congratulations! This is a great honor and we are excited to have you as a potential member!

If you have questions about the NSLS and your membership, please contact our chapter at for more information. Our chapter has been recognized by the National Office and awarded the President’s Circle in the NSLS Pillar Program, which represents the best practices for chapters to successfully host the NSLS program. Read more about our chapter here.

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