The National Society of Leadership and Success

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at CUNY School of Professional Studies

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at CUNY School of Professional Studies was started in 2017. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members.

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. Membership is by invitation only and is based on a number of factors including academic standing and leadership potential. Currently, CUNY SPS students with a 3.5 GPA or better are invited to join the Society. As of 2021 we have 1,390 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. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.

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.

About the CUNY SPS Chapter

The Student Association voted to charter a fully online Chapter of NSLS in the spring of 2017. The Chapter is sponsored by the Student Association to help students obtain leadership skills for competing in an ever-changing workforce. Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more. As an online chapter, everything new members need to be successful is accessed through the NSLS online platform, including all of steps to inductions—orientation, leadership training, speaker broadcasts, and success networking teams.

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 1,390 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide. For more information, email the Chapter of NSLS.