• Chidsey Leadership Retreat

    Annual retreats give Chidsey Fellows opportunities to explore different aspects of leadership in depth and bond with their classmates.

  • Chidsey Leadership Reception

    The Chidsey Center offers a range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the campus community. 

  • Chidsey Leadership

    Chidsey Leadership Fellows have group meetings where they explore leadership theories and models.


Chidsey Center

p: 704-894-2122

f: 704-894-2295

Philanthropic Hall

Box 7143
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035


Chidsey Center for Leadership Development

The Chidsey Center for Leadership Development prepares Davidson students to exercise leadership in ways that positively impact our campus, community and world. We work with students to help them increase their self-awareness; enable student and community organizations to have greater positive impact; and to be courageous leaders in a constantly changing environment.

Our programs and services reflect our commitment to experiential leadership development, and when possible, connect directly to the unique learning experiences of our students. Participants study leadership role models and theories, and learn practices that can help them interpret their experiences. They also reflect on their collegiate and life journey in a structured way that leads to personal growth and leadership development.

The Center provides opportunities for individuals to explore different facets of leadership with people who of different values, cultural backgrounds, personality types, and interests, so that they are better able to recognize and harness the value of diverse perspectives. In doing so, they will be better prepared to address the most challenging problems we face as a society.