NSLS Frequently Asked Questions

Why was I nominated to join the NSLS?

Here at the SRJC Petaluma NSLS Chapter requirements to be nominated are dependent on two things.

1.) Have been taking classes at the Petaluma Campus for at least one full semester

2.) Have an average GPA of 2.5.

So at the SRJC Petaluma campus we like to recognize those students who have shown to have determination and Success in their scholastic journey and we would like to cultivate their unique skills, into Leadership.  


Why such a "Low" GPA Requirement?

Our philosophy at SRJC Petaluma is that being successful and a great leader is not dependant on having a "high" GPA.  Some of the world's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs had their starts from rock bottom and worked their way up.  We aim to cultivate one's own natural talents and recognize that we all struggle to be successful and sometimes it takes the help and support of a team to bring one's talents to fruition.


I received an invitation and will be transferring to another school, Can I still join?  

Yes, you are still able to join the NSLS and can accept your current nomination. Depending on your circumstances you will have one of two options. If the school you are transferring to has an active NSLS chapter, we can simply transfer your membership to that new chapter. If it does not have an active chapter, we can transfer your membership to our online chapter.


What are the benefits of joining the NSLS and what does my membership fee cover?

As explained on the membership application, once you have completed the steps to become an official member of the NSLS, your membership items are sent to your local chapter leaders to present to you during the induction ceremony. Your membership kit includes a t-shirt, certificate, car decal, pin, and plaque (if purchased during registration).When you join some organizations, the information you receive focuses on the material, tangible benefits you receive from membership. The items in your membership kit are nice side benefits, but are definitely not the real value you gain from achieving induction in The National Society of Leadership and Success. The intangibles that you gain from completing induction will drive your future and establish you as a leader among your peers, and include: improved self-esteem, peer leadership skills, sustainable motivation and drive, paradigms that will help you discover and achieve your dreams, real world skills that will help you outperform your peers in the workplace, and an enviable network of movers and shakers that are all a part of the drive to create lasting positive change in the world. You additionally will receive other tangible benefits such as online resources on our website, customized letters of recommendation for prospective employers or graduate schools, graduation accessories that you may purchase and wear at your graduation to display your membership in our organization, access to exclusive scholarships and awards, Success Coaches and our entire Keynote speaker series.


What is the difference between a member and an Inducted member?

Once students accept their nomination to the NSLS they are considered pre-inducted members with limited access to the NSLS's benefits. When students complete all of their induction steps they are considered inducted members of the NSLS with full access to our benefits. The NSLS provides benefits to help members on their own personal success journey. These include opportunities for all members and exclusive benefits for those who achieve induction.