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


Please check back for information on Spring 2022 New Member Orientation 


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 nsls@my.brookdalecc.edu for more information. Our chapter has been recognized by the National Office and awarded the President’s Circle in the NSLS Pillar Program, which represents the best practices for chapters to successfully host the NSLS program. 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


Spring 2022 NSLS Speaker Broadcasts

2022 NSLS Speaker Series

Rise: A Conversation with Lindsey Vonn: Lindsey Vonn is an Olympic gold medalist and alpine ski racer who competed for the U.S. Ski Team. The most decorated female skier of all time, she holds four overall World Cup titles and is one of only six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing. She was also an NBC news correspondent during the 2014 Winter Olympics and is the founder of the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which works to empower and enrich the lives of girls and young women. Join us as Lindsey talks about grit, resilience, her battle with depression, and the sacrifices she made to become the greatest to ever do it.

Brighter by the Day: Robin Roberts is the anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America and New York Times best-selling author of the memoir, Everybody’s Got Something. Under her leadership, the broadcast won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program and has been the #1 morning show in America for nine years running. She’s been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Peabody for her documentation of her own medical odyssey and the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Join us as Robin discusses her career including the victories and the obstacles she’s overcome along the way.

Strength Comes from Within: Terry Crews is an actor, former NFL football player and a TIME “Person of the Year.” He’s a public advocate for women’s rights and an activist against sexism. Join us as Terry talks about escaping an abusive childhood, his career, his lifelong obsession with strength and how, after looking for it in all the wrong places, he finally found it.


Fall 2021 Speaker Series

An Empowering & Inspiring Evening with Gabrielle Union

A Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg

Happiness and Leading with Warm Heartedness with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In Conversation with President Bill Clinton

A Conversation with Rachael Ray

A Conversation with Jamie Foxx


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.


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