CHARGE Emerging Leaders Program

To Promote Interaction, Idea-Sharing and Collaboration among prospective student leaders, to build social capital and networks...

CHARGE is a foundational leadership program for first year and sophomore students. As part of the one year program, students take various personal inventories and assessments, participate in small group action planning, attend a weekend retreat, and learn from campus and community leaders.


CHARGE is Wake Forest’s flagship program for student leadership development. Over the years many of the CHARGE student group proposals have been the catalyst for positive and concrete change at Wake Forest. If interested, contact Lauren Haynes (

Participant Information

CHARGE is designed to teach basic leadership principles and skills with special attention to how students might become more effective campus and community leaders.Participants include first and second year students who exhibit promising leadership potential and an interest in personal development. Your commitment as a participant will be to attend Leadership Labs with your group, attend the CHARGE retreat, and meet with your group members regularly.

The Participant application process is open now and will close on January 26, 2022. Applications are available on The Link: