• National Society of Leadership and Success

    National Society of Leadership and Success  


    About NSLS

    Who We Are

    The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is the nation's largest leadership honor society, currently with over 589,000 members nationwide. The UMES chapter, established in August 2009, is one of 501 chapters and has a total active member count of 1743.

    The Advisor

    For more information contact
    Marcellus Connor
    Program Coordinator
    Area Director, Residence Life
    T: 410-651-6272 E: mlconnor@umes.edu


    NSLS Program Requirements

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

    NLS Events

    Orientation - 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 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.

    Speaker Broadcasts - 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 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.

    Induction - Most campuses hold a formal induction ceremony which can be shared with family and friends. At this ceremony, studentss are presented with their Certificate of Leadership Training honoring their achievement and lifetime membership in the Society.