The National Society of Leadership and Success is an organization that helps college students in creating the lives they desire, by helping them discover their passion and achieve their goals.

Show More

The Society offers tools and support to the students and provides a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. From life-changing lectures and presentations from authors and celebrates to workshops and events to help give opportunities for leadership roles. The Society serves the community by encouraging  and organizing action to make the world a better place. Through opportunities with volunteer work, we establish a way for everyone to get together to serve for the community and to beautify the planet we call home. By working towards making important decisions as a team, we work to make a community where we support each other in achieving our goals and dreams, while helping to make the world a better place.

Who We Are

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society.  Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.  Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. 

Show More

With 739 chapters, the NSLS currently has 1,105,314 members nationwide.  The NMSU chapter was established in June 2018. Our chapter is dedicated to providing you with the events and experience that will have a long lasting positive change with the leadership opportunities and community to help students succeed and engage.

In addition to honorable distinction, the NSLS provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus 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.

The history of the NSLS starts with its core belifes. The NSLS is founded upon the core beliefs that one can achieve one’s dreams with the proper support and dedicated action, and that we accomplish more together than we would achieve alone. It began with founder Gary Tuerack’s vision of creating a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals could come together to learn from and support each other. 

Mission Statement

Building Leaders Who Make A Better World. The NSLS is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The NSLS offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The NSLS also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

Leadership Program

Students accept their nomination to become recognized as members of the NSLS. However, to achieve induction members must attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 Success Networking Team meetings. The average amount of time it takes to complete the steps to induction is approximately 12 hours spread out over the course of a semester. While most members do finish their steps to induction in a single semester, you may take longer if needed (as long as you finish prior to graduating).

Show More


This is the first event and step for new members. Students learn the steps of the leadership development and the schedule of events for the semester. Students also learn the different communication styles and their preferred communication style. After the event, students are invited to take the DISC assessment to discover more about their preferred communication style.

Leadership Training Day

Student members attend an interactive video training session where they identify goals and overcome obstacles. This interactive and introspective seminar helps identify their true passions and strengths while creating action steps to achieve their goals.

Speaker Broadcast (3)

There are three live speaker broadcasts each semester. These are live streamed events with leaders, celebrities, and best-selling authors are scheduled six times per year. Some topics include leadership, identifying goals, facing challenges, personal growth and successfully transitioning from college to career. Students can interact with speakers via Twitter and Facebook.

Success Networking Team Meetings (3)

Students are assigned to small groups to set SMART goals that they want to personally accomplish. They work with their group to develop their action steps towards achieving their goal. After meetings, students submit a report for with their SMART goal, action steps they will complete or have completed, and new action steps they will work on.


This is the final step towards induction for members. At this ceremony, students are presented with their Certificate of Leadership Training honoring their achievement and lifetime membership in the NSLS. As a special gift from the NSLS, we will be providing 9 awards to those professors, mentors, and leaders that have helped NSLS members succeed on campus. Local chapter awards will be given to six students to recognize their efforts.