- Knight Projects
- Research / Polling
You do not need to minor in public leadership to participate in Bob Graham Center programs. The Center is affiliated with multiple student groups with a focus on public leadership and increasing civic engagement.
The Bob Graham Center Public Service Council
The Graham Center Public Service Council was founded in fall of 2010 to give students who are not minoring in public leadership a chance to engage with the Center's activities. Most recently, they have arranged a conference about the impending tuition increases at the university and have been responsible for disseminating and testing the prototype of the Civil Debate Wall.
Public Leadership Society
The Public Leadership Society is a new organization at the University of Florida. The purpose is to aid in the professional advancement of those committed to learning the principles of effective public leadership and to foster civic involvement through public and community service.
Founded in 2009 by a group of University of Florida Honors students, The Dynamo is a public policy think tank at the University of Florida that is modeled on the Brookings Institution. The mission is to impact socioeconomic and political problems with a combination of public service and research, its founders say. The group, which encourages cultural, intellectual and political diversity, has already published 15 policy reviews at TheDynamo.org. One recent article, an analysis of engagement with Iran, was awarded 1st place in the documented research category of the 2010 Florida Collegiate Honors Council (FCHC) writing contest.
Gators of Tomorrow
The Gators of Tomorrow program was started in 2008 by the Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, to recognize the University of Florida's top 25 freshmen for their accomplishments both on campus and in the community.
The John V. Lombardi Scholarship Program, named after one of the University of Florida's most popular and dynamic presidents, is a highly select group of undergraduate achievers who receive $2,700 each fall and spring semester for 8 to 10 semesters. Scholars are each paired with one of UF's most distinguished faculty in their field of study and have many opportunities to interact with visiting faculty and speakers. They participate in study abroad, internships, academic research and other programs designed to enhance student leadership and problem-solving skills, encourage service to the community, increase confidence and integrate classroom learning with real-world experience.
Leadership minor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The interdisciplinary minor in Leadership provides students an opportunity to develop fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to assume leadership, supervisory or management positions in private companies and nonprofit organizations. Because the minor is interdisciplinary, it draws on the expertise of faculty and staff in colleges across campus, which including Agricultural and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Health and Human Performance, Journalism and Communications, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Leader /Scholar Program
Located in Trusler Hall, this program encourages first-year students to become active members on campus and it introduces them to many of UF’s resources and opportunities. This program, open to any first year student, helps students begin their journey as a leader and scholar at the University of Florida under the guidance of peer mentors. Participants can also earn LSP credits toward a Leader/Scholar Certification at the end of the year.
Global Living-Learning Community
Sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Education and located in Yulee Hall, the Global Living-Learning Community strives to educate leaders for a global community. The goal of the Global Living Learning Community is to help residents become citizens of the world by bringing the world into this community through intercultural awareness, music, art, language, faculty-led discussions, and an introduction to a variety of campus, community, and global resources.
United World Scholars
Student admitted to UF under this program must have graduated from one of the United World Colleges, thirteen international schools and colleges around the world. The mission of the United World colleges is to attract talented world citizens in an effort to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future. UWC seeks to unite people, nations and cultures.