• 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 their organizations to have greater positive impact; and to be courageous leaders in a constantly changing environment.

Programs and services reflect a commitment to experiential leadership development. When possible, leadership development experiences directly connect to the specific context of the learner. Participants are exposed to leadership role models, theories, practices and experiences that can help them to interpret their lived experience. Participants are provided structured opportunities to reflect on and grow from their experiences.

The Center is intentional about providing individuals opportunities to explore leadership with people who have different values, cultural backgrounds, personality types, interests, etc. so that they are better able to recognize and harness the value of diverse perspectives and are therefore better prepared to address the most challenging problems we face as a society.