Now in its fourth year as an official chapter, N.C. Wesleyan College’s National Society of Leadership & Success recently inducted 62 student leaders into the organization.
The National Society of Leadership & Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society, with more than 700 chapters and over 1.2 million members.
N.C. Wesleyan’s chapter seeks to foster personal reflection, goal setting and leadership development among its members. The focus this fall was leading new students through completion of the national requirements to become fully inducted members.
Although the chapter’s business and events evolved to mostly online, the club’s chapter advisor and Student Executive Board were pleased that members engaged in meaningful ways through live video and messaging. Students encouraged and challenged each other as they collectively sought to discover and define their purpose, set action plans on their goals and grow as leaders.
“With this fall semester being extremely different in many ways, one of the many successes sustained at NCWC was our chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success, Sigma Alpha Pi,” chapter Advisor and Associate Dean of Career Development & Leadership Jessie Langley said. “We have a history of success here at Wesleyan in regards to our NSLS members achieving all steps required to become fully inducted members, with 62 of our 87 new fall members achieving this status.”
With a 71 percent induction rate, N.C. Wesleyan’s NSLS chapter is exceeding the national chapter goal of 40 percent. While the college was not able to host its traditional induction celebration on campus, a ceremony was live streamed for members to attend in celebration of their accomplishments.
Through NSLS member nominations, Excellence in Teaching awards were given to faculty members Brent Dozier and Bill Yankosky. An Excellence in Service to Students award was presented to Atyah Spells.
In order to achieve induction, members must attend orientation, leadership training day, three speaker broadcasts and three success networking team meetings. Students are selected by their college for membership based on academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.