Discover what it means to practice servant leadership. Take the principles that you’ve learned in the classroom and apply them through campus leadership at Trinity. The Emerging Leaders one-year program helps you develop your leadership potential while earning academic credit. Cultivate your unique abilities and the skills needed to influence others with Christ-centered values!


Learn principles and practices of distinctively Christian leadership
Strengthen transferable leadership skills
Watch others invest in you
Plug into Trinity’s thriving leadership culture
Earn 3 academic credits over the course of the year
Represent Trinity by promoting our values
Receive a renewable scholarship after maintaining a 2.5 GPA throughout the year


Weekly class. You’ll be taught principles of Servant Leadership.
Weekly small group. You’ll grow together as a team and apply leadership principles to your unique giftings and contexts.
Service opportunities. You’ll offer hospitality to campus guests and the larger Trinity community.
Leadership events. You’ll put leadership principles into practice each semester, helping with specific programs and events. These have included holding a dance for young people with special needs, hosting a leadership conference for high school students, and partnering with Trinity Student Groups.


Will the time commitment be too much for new students?
The Emerging Leaders class is a one credit academic course the first semester (LR 173) and a two credit academic course the second semester (LR 174). This course not only provides a community where students thrive, but also teaches how to manage time well. Year after year, Emerging Leaders helps students excel at Trinity.

Can athletes participate?
Yes! We partner with the athletic coaches and the academic dean to ensure athletes can also participate in this program. We discuss this during an applicant’s interview. It will require intentional time management to do both, but we have found that the program uniquely equips student athletes for leadership on their teams. Also, being a part of Emerging Leaders provides student athletes with another community on campus.

When do students in the Emerging Leaders program move to campus?
Students selected for the program participate in the annual Student Leadership Training for all student leaders at Trinity. This means that participating students will move onto campus 3 days before other new students come to campus for New Student Orientation in the fall.

For more information about the program, get in touch!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 847.317.7031


  • Apply to be a student at Trinity.
  • Apply to Emerging Leaders.
  • Submit one character reference with the link provided after applying to Emerging Leaders.


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Our Admissions team is ready to walk alongside you as you begin your academic journey. Schedule an appointment with them today!
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