These selected links describe Graham Center programs and University of Florida student groups with a focus on public leadership and civic engagement.
The Summit is an annual, statewide conference led by students to focus on issues of critical importance to the state of Florida.
Assembly for Action is a student-run community service leadership program funded by the University of Florida Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and administered through the Graham Center.
Students are invited to join these lively professional development sessions, held virtually and in-person, to build their professional network and learn more about opportunities that will enhance their academic resume.
The Florida Political Review is Florida’s preeminent student journal for politics and public policy. Managed entirely by Florida university students, the FPR operates in partnership with the Center to bring quality analysis and commentary on current-affairs and political issues facing Florida. FPR was created to provide students with editorial experience and to raise the level of public discourse among policymakers, Florida communities and the general public.
The Bob Graham Student Fellows is a University of Florida student organization whose members work closely with the Graham Center staff to fulfill the Center’s mission of training the next generation of public and private sector leaders of Florida. Their work ranges from planning major events and organizing community service projects, to advocating for change and leading discussions about today’s pressing issues.
The Public Leadership Society is a University of Florida student organization whose 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. In 2020, the Public Leadership Society organized a Professional Development Workshop with the Center.
This program encourages first-year students to become active members on and off campus and introduces them to many of UF’s resources and opportunities. Open to any first-year student, the Leader-Scholar Program 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.
Sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Education and located in Yulee Hall, the Global and Social Justice Living-Learning Community strives to educate leaders for a global community. The goal of the Global and Social Justice 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
These scholarships, awarded for up to eight semesters, attract academically talented world citizens from the United World College environment to the University of Florida’s freshman population. To qualify, a student must have graduated from one of the United World Colleges. Additional information can be obtained from United World Scholarship.