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Regarding the "The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi":
My son received an letter indicating he had been nominated for membership in "The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi". I am a faculty member where my son attends college, and the letter and website appear suspicious to me; for example, the email address for the chapter advisor, though she is listed in the university directory as being a staff member in Student Services on campus, is not a campus (.edu) address. NSLS is listed as a student organization on campus, but a search of the university website turned up not a single response (searches for other student organizations turn up meeting and activity info, for example). The NSLS website itself seems focused primarily on promoting membership by individuals and universities.
My intuition is telling me that this is a vanity organization rather than a true honorary society; all the legitimate honorary societies I am familiar with develop their membership via true nominations by individual faculty or community leaders in the field, rather than on grades alone. I am in the process of checking further with the organization itself and the chapter advisor and student officers on campus to see exactly what this organization is, but I suspect that it is, at best, a vanity exercise of limited value r/t one's career, akin to the millions of "who's who's" out there that tell me every week that I have been nominated for membership (but never by whom).
Buyer beware; NSLS may offer some activities of value, but it may also exist primarily for reasons beyond benefiting its members (such as benefiting its employees, board members, etc). I will post further when I have received responses from NSLS and the campus chapter advisor. I can echo the postings elsewhere about similar organizations that they are of dubious value in the eyes of prospective employers (as opposed to true honorary societies that are well recognized in specific professions, such as Sigma Theta Tau for those in the nursing field).
Do any others have children who have participated in this organization, and if so, does it seem legitimate, and has it benefitted your child?