National Society of Leadership & Success

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Clarkson College was started in 2012. 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 1,341 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.


Undergraduate and graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are invited to join. Membership invitations are sent and orientation sessions are scheduled at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.


Sigma Alpha Pi Chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success

Renee Ruhkamp, On-Campus Chapter Faculty Advisor
PH 402.552.6545

Dr. Tricia DeBoer, Assistant Professor, Graduate Programs

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.

Is this recognized on campus?

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 1,341 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.