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National Society of Leadership & Success

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

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Davenport University was started in 2010. 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. As of 2021 we have 4,062 members across the nation who have access to:

More than $400,000 in scholarships.

  • An exclusive NSLS job board.

  • A personalized letter of recommendation. 

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. 

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. Visit the Chapter Events Calendar in the Members Area section of the NSLS website. Participating members must complete the following requirements prior to becoming inducted to DU's chapter:

  • Complete an orientation session 
  • Participate in Leadership Training Day
  • Attend three Success Networking Team (SNT) meetings
  • Attend or watch three speaker broadcasts (must have aired after your join date - previous speakers do not count)

The NSLS also offers an online chapter as an option for students who might not be geographically close to campus or prefer a more flexible option. If you have joined the Davenport Chapter, please click here and request to be transferred from DU to the national online chapter. 

Is this recognized on campus?

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at Daveport. If you are interested in more information, email

Current NSLS Member Graduation Info

The Davenport chapter will provide graduation cords to members who have completed induction requirements during the annual induction ceremony held in April. Eligible members who meet the deadline will be invited to participate with this ceremony. Attention graduates: The stole, medallion, and tassel charm available for purchase from the online store are NOT approved to wear for DU's ceremony.