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National Society of Leadership & Success

 "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  Michael Dunlap
Vice President  Maya Ewing- Wilson
Secratary/ SGA Rep  Michaela Browne
Success Networking Team Coordinator      Jennifer Pennington
Success Networking Team Coordinator Khadeja Chappell
Publicity Chair/ Chapter Communications  Ariel Farnsworth
Events Chair Heather Lange
Advisor Xavier Blackwell
Advisor Lisa Hallquist

NSLS events open to all of the UMSL community:

Speaker Broadcast
SGA Chamber 
Speaker Broadcast
SGA Chamber
Speaker Broadcast
SGA Chamber 
Speaker Broadcast
SGA Chamber

NSLS Society members only:

Tuesday, August 28
MSC Century Rooms

Wednesday, September 5
JC PENNY, Summit Lounge


Leadership Training Day
Tuesday, September 11
MSC Century Rooms

Leadership Training Day
Saturday, September 22
MSC Centuury Rooms

Fall 2018 SNT Meetings

-Time and Dates TBA

Fall 2018 Speaker Broadcast Meetings 

Time and Dates TBA

Fall 2018 Induction 
Thursday, December 6, 2018
MSC Century Rooms

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.