National Society for Leadership & Success (NSLS)

 Student Involvement & Leadership is committed to providing Saint Mary's College students with leadership development programs and opportunities that fit their needs as they accomplish successful professional goals. 

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Saint Mary's College of California

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Saint Mary's College of California was started in 2019. 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 and leadership potential. As of 2021, we have 473 members who have access to:

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. 

For the 2021-2022 school year, we will continue to offer NSLS virtually. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

Chapter advisor:

Cesar Ramos, 

Director, Student Involvement & Leadership