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The Society supplies you with everything you need to implement a program that creates lasting positive change in your students' lives and in the greater community.
We offer life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where students come together to help one another succeed. The Society integrates a year-long speaker series and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable to achieving goals. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
Our program is customizable to your needs. Contact us to see how we can save you time and money while helping you to positively influence your students' lives.
WHAT IS THE SOCIETY?
The Society provides college students the opportunity to develop critical life and career skills by delivering a step-by-step leadership development program. As the largest leadership honor society in the United States, the Society has chapters at over 350 colleges and universities with over 250,000 members. Our mission is to build leaders who make a better world.
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?
The Society's leadership development program consists of five steps outlined below. To complete the program, and achieve induction into the Society, members must attend Orientation, the Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts, and 3 Success Networking Team meetings.
First event on campus for new members. The chapter introduces the steps of the leadership development program for new members and the schedule of events for the semester.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING DAY
3-hour, video-led leadership development session for members to identify their individual passions, purpose, and action steps towards these objectives.
Live and pre-recorded video broadcasts of leading figures delivering success-related messages to our members.
SUCCESS NETWORKING TEAMS (SNT)
Students are assigned into small groups and meet bi-weekly to set goals for their future success. Members hold each other accountable for taking action steps towards their goals.
Once a student completes the steps of the leadership development program, they are officially offered induction into the Society. This induction event commemorates this accomplishment and offers members the opportunity to share it with their family and friends
Once members have completed the steps above (taking approximately 12hrs), they will be formally inducted as a member. In addition, they will receive post-induction benefits including a certificate of national leadership certification, Society insignia pin, and Sigma Alpha Pi T-shirt awarded to them at your chapter's induction ceremony.
How are students selected and invited to participate?
Unlike other honor societies who only enable those on the Dean's list to qualify, you get to customize who qualifies to receive an application for membership, as we realize that often students who can benefit from leadership training aren't always just those on the Dean's list.
Similar to other honor societies, students receive an invitation from you in the mail informing them the program exists on campus and inviting them to participate. The Society's National Office manages the process of generating interest for you by helping you send your invitations and covering all invitation and postage expenses.
What are the costs associated with the program?
Student membership cost
Similar to other honorary societies, The Society has a one-time, lifetime registration due of $85 for new members. This fee covers their registration, certificate of leadership training, membership pin, t-shirt, scholarships and awards, funding for the local chapter, and numerous other membership benefits. From this fee, $5 of each membership goes back directly to the host chapter to support local events and to put towards the annual fee for the chapter. Also, for each member that reaches induction at their local chapter, an additional $5 is given back to the chapter to further drive its sustainability, growth and member engagement. In addition, $2 of each membership goes towards a national scholarship pool for members. You can learn more about how these awards are distributed at http://societyleadership.org/memberinfo/awards/overview. Lastly, once you start your chapter, you can invite the entire campus to participate in your National Speaker Broadcast events at no additional cost.
There is an annual fee of $2,800 per year for the Society's leadership development program. Grant funding is available for a limited number of new chapters and yearly credits can be earned towards annual dues based on actions steps, set by the Society, that drive the long-term health and sustainability of the chapter. What support do you receive? The Society supports you every step along the way in starting and running your chapter. You are assigned a dedicated Chapter Support Coordinator from the National Office who will train you on how to implement the program. This will include regularly scheduled calls, access to a dedicated area on the website to manage your chapter, training on setting up a student executive board, free regional conferences for you to attend to learn best practices and network with other chapter advisors, and tools to promote and track attendance for your events. These tools include full-color glossy posters, flyers, press releases, promotional emails, personalized invitations to students and assistance in getting faculty support.
Check here to see what current Advisors are saying about support received from the National Office.