Leadership Development at LVC seeks to support the College’s call to prepare our students to be “people of broad vision, capable of making informed decisions” and help them “acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to live and work in our rapidly changing world.”
National Society of Leadership Success (NSLS)
The National Society of Leadership Success (NSLS) is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter, Sigma Alpha Pi, at Lebanon Valley College was started in 2013. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members.
Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021, we have 1,516 members who have access to:
- More than $400,000 in scholarships
- An exclusive NSLS job board
- A personalized letter of recommendation
The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.
If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:
- Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
- Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
- Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
- Access to private networking events.
Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.
Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit nsls.org to chat with a team member or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace.
We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 1,516 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.
First-year mentors ease the transition of new students to LVC throughout orientation weekend and the first few weeks of the fall semester.
The goal of the Mosaic Mentor Program is to provide direct and dedicated peer support to incoming and transfer BIPOC, LVEP, international, and LGBTQ+ identifying students. The mentor program assists students with their academic, social, and personal transition during their first year at LVC.
One of Student Government’s major responsibilities is to foster understanding, communication, and cooperation among students, faculty, and administrators. With the director of student engagement, Student Government coordinates and provides financing for student activities. They also plan major campus-wide events including Homecoming and Winter Formal.
Valley Ambassadors serve as tour guides for prospective students and their families. They take visitors around campus and show them all that LVC has to offer.
The Center for Academic Success and Exploratory Majors has a system in place to support first-year students with the help of Writing Mentors. Writing Mentors are successful, faculty-nominated student writers who are trained to help new students become stronger, independent, and more confident writers. Each First-Year Experience (FYE) class has a designated Mentor to serve that specific course.
Trained and supervised by our professional counselors, the 5050 Peer Helpers are required to complete the following training: Title IX for reporting sexual assault (as such are mandated reporters); BraveZone training for sensitivity to the needs of LGBTQ+ students; QPR training for suicide prevention; and CREW or Step-Up training for bystander intervention.
Students utilize one-on-one meetings privately with Peer Helpers to discuss such issues as long-distance relationships, academic concerns, and social anxiety. 5050 also run weekend social supportive groups called “Friendly Faces” which welcome all students at any point during the semester. The group meets Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m.