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What is The National Society of Leadership and Success?

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.

NSLS FAQs


Check back for Fall 2021 orientation information!


Who is invited to be a member of the Brookdale Chapter of NSLS?

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.


I received an invitation, now what?

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 career@brookdalecc.edu for more information. Read more about what our chapter has accomplished by clicking on any of these news stories:

Three students earn national leadership scholarships;

Students Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ Event in Asbury Park;

Spring 2017 Inductions; Fall 2016 Inductions; Spring 2016 Inductions


Fall 2021 NSLS Speaker Broadcasts

An Empowering & Inspiring Evening with Gabrielle Union

A Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg

Happiness and Leading with Warm Heartedness

In Conversation with President Bill Clinton


Views and opinions expressed through content and speakers of the National Society of Leadership and Success are solely those of the individual and not those of Brookdale Community College.  Adult content may be discussed.


Career, Leadership & Transfer Pathways • MAC 105 • 732-224-2792 • career@brookdalecc.edu