"We build leaders who make the world better." 

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), also known as Sigma Alpha Pi, is a nationally recognized organization.  The UMSL NSLS Chapter was founded in 2011 to help students create the success they want through reflection and self-exploration; and by providing students with tools for action, accountability, and the motovation to achieive their goals. 

The Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation in the UMSL chapter.  Upon completion of the program, members receive their leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at UMSL and across the country.   

Students are selected and invited to join the Society based on credit hours and academic standing.  Invitations are sent out bi-annually with a nomination code to enter at the Society's National Webpage and pay the one-time $85 registration fee. The fee includes all membership benefits, partner discounts and a lifetime membership. Membership does not expire or need renewing. 

Didn't recieve an invitation in the mail at the beginning of the semester? Apply for nomination. 

Have questions about the Society?  Contact an Executive Board officer:

President  Fatima Amtashar
Vice President  Je Yeon Hur
Treasurer Elizabeth Wiley 
Success Networking Team Coordinator      Felipe Mohr
Success Networking Team Coordinator Storme Burt
Publicity Chair/SGA Rep Sara Hilpert
Events Chair Emily Redman
Advisor Aaron Pelloquin
Advisor Jenna Bartak 

NSLS events open to all of the UMSL community:

Speaker Broadcast
Tuesday, February 7
6:00pm-7:00pm
SGA Chamber 
Speaker Broadcast
Tuesday, February 21
6:00pm-7:00pm
SGA Chamber
Speaker Broadcast
Tuesday, March 14
6:00pm-7:00pm
SGA Chamber 

NSLS Society members only:

Orientation
Thursday, January 26
11:00am-12:00pm
MSC Century Room A

Orientation 
Monday, January 30
2:30pm-3:30pm
MSC Century Room A

Orientation
Wednesday, Feburary 1
1:00pm-2:00pm
MSC Century Room B

Leadership Training Day
Monday, February 6
4:30pm-6:30pm
MSC 316

Leadership Training Day
Thursday, February 9
2:30pm-4:30pm
MSC 316

Leadership Training Day 
Saturday, February 11
10:00am-12:00pm
MSC 316

SNT Meetings
Tuesday, February 7
Tuesday, Feburary 21
Tuesday, March 14
5pm
Office of Student Involvement 

SNT Meetings 
Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday, March 1
Wednesday, March 22
4pm
Office of Student Involvement 

Spring Induction 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6pm-7pm
MSC Century Room AB

Students accept their nomination to become recognized as members of the Society. However, to achieve induction members must attend:

  • Orientation
  • Leadership Training Day
  • 3 Speaker Broadcasts
  • 3 Success Networking Team meetings

To achieve the Nationally Engaged Leader Award, students must complete all of the above, plus:

  • 3 additional Speaker Broadcasts
  • 3 additional Success Networking Team meetings

Check out the NSLS chapter for specific dates and times.

Membership benefits include:

Pre-Induction Membership Benefits Post-Induction Membership Benefits
Scholarships & Awards Custom Recommendations

Job Bank

Graduation Honors
Success Coaches Resume Enhancement
Professional Communication Training Additional Scholarships & Awards
Partner Discounts & Benefits Leadership Opportunities
Motivational Mondays Nationwide Network

For a list of all benefits, click here.