The Society 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.  With 644 chapters, the Society currently has 950,741 members nationwide. 

In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their college 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 Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society 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 Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

The guiding question we established to shape all the important decisions the organization makes is: "Are we helping the greatest number of people in the greatest way?" When asked how he might sum up the key thing that the Society does, founder Gary Tuerack shared, "We are dream supporters – we build leaders, support people in achieving their dreams, and better the world in the process. We get people to ask the all-important question, 'What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?' and then help them to achieve those goals."


Here at the Petaluma Chapter our goal is to create a network of independent student leaders that Love, Believe, and Support one another on their scholastic journeys.  Our aim is to cultivate an environment and support network where students are able to explore what it means to be a leader in their everyday lives and find their own unique hidden leader talents.  Being a leader is not about being rich or famous like many of the Speakers interviewed by our society, but as many of these speakers point out, being a leader is about making a meaningful impact on those around you in a positive way. 

SRJC Petaluma’s Chapter and its members have gained insight and bonded through training days, outings together, and much more!

Enhance your leadership skills and become a future leader and help make a better world. 

Find out how you can join the National Society of Leadership and Success by joining the NSLS on the SRJC Petaluma App, or by shooting an email to: NSLS@bearcub.santarosa.edu.

Have you already joined SRJC Petaluma's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success? Click here to find out what's next!

The National Society of Leadership and Success is a student club and leadership program in the Petaluma Student Life Office.