Student Involvement

Graduates of the Emerging Leaders program pose for a photo

Fall Emerging Leaders Program Requirements

Emerging Leaders participants must complete the following program requirements throughout the semester-long program and meet deadlines.



Submit Emerging Leaders Application

Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email.

August 27, 2018

Attend a Leadership Weekend (Choose one)

All participants are required to attend one Leadership Weekend. The retreat serves as an orientation session, allowing you to understand how to successfully complete the program.

You will meet other students, participate in activities, and dive deep into leadership discussions, resulting in a better understanding of who you are as an individual leader. All meals are included.

September 7-9, 2018


September 14-16, 2018

Track Program Participation in Cougsync E-Portfolio

You'll track your participation in this program through your CougSync e-portfolio. We'll go through e-portfolio setup during Leadership Weekend orientation.

All Semester

Attend Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference

The Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference is the largest student leadership conference in the region, bringing hundreds of students together develop effective leadership skills.

September 22, 2018

Attend 5 Core Sessions

These workshops are designed around the first three C's of the social change model: consciousness of self, congruence, and commitment. You will learn more about yourself and your leadership values, as well as how to be most successful in school and campus life at WSU. Specific topics include communication, delegation, time management, financial well-being, exploring values, happiness and cultural competency.

November 2018

Participate in 10 Additional Events, Groups, or Activities on Campus

These can be any activity listed in CougSync, such as joining a club, playing in an intramural sports game, or attending a guest speaker that your professor assigns as extra credit. Check out the CouySync calendar for options. Select the "ALL" filter in the calendar to view all campus events. 

November 2018

Celebrate Your success at the Leadership Legacy Celebration

Bring your family and friends to watch as you receive your Emerging Leaders certificate of completion and view highlights from your journey.

April 2019