Student Involvement

Students welcomed to Emerging Leaders


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

Submit the Emerging Leaders Application

The application closed on January 24, 2020. 

Attend a Leadership Weekend

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.

Deadline: Jan. 31 to Feb. 1


Track Program Participation in Cougsync

You'll track your participation in this program through your Cougsync e-portfolio.  We'll go through the e-portfolio setup during leadership weekend orientation.

Timeline: All Semester


Attend Spring Speaker Series

Details coming soon!


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.

Deadline: April 3, 2020


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.  In the Check out the CougSync calendar for options. Select the "ALL" filter in the calendar to view all campus events. Complete participation in the video project with Student Affairs Marketing and Communication also counts towards this requirement.  

Deadline: April 3, 2020


Submit Graduation Application

This is the easy part. Be sure to apply for your leadership certificate before the deadline.

Deadline: April 9, 2020


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.

 Date: April 9, 2020