National Society of Leadership & Success
UT Tyler Chapter
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS?
The Society is the nation's largest leadership 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.
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.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING DAY
Student members attend an interactive 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.
SUCCESS NETWORKING TEAMS
Students are assigned to small groups and meet 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. This is a formal ceremony which can be shared with family and friends. At this ceremony, students are presented with their Certificate of Leadership honoring their achievement and lifetime membership in the Society.
NATIONAL ENGAGED LEADER AWARD (NELA)
In order to receive this extra distinction, members will complete the above membership process along with 3 additional Speaker Broadcasts, 3 additional Success Networking Team meetings, and 5 hours of community service.