Institute of Politics and Public Affairs

Director: Vince Brown
Office: McDonald 115
Phone: (435) 652-7820
Hours: By appointment

Utah Tech University’s Institute of Politics and Public Affairs serves the campus and community as a hub for civic engagement, student leadership, and public policy education and research. Its core mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in public service by providing opportunities to connect with policymakers, politicians, activists, and academics.

The Institute engages with Utah Tech students and faculty to promote political education and involvement on campus, ensure the university plays a more active role in Southern Utah’s civic environment, and spotlight and address key policy issues unique to Utah and Washington County. The Institute provides stipends for students who work for the Institute, scholarship opportunities for students interested in public policy, and financial assistance for student interns in both Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.