Institute of Politics and Public Affairs

Coordinator: Henrie Walton
Office: Gardner Center, rm. 200
Phone: (435) 879-4307
Hours: By appointment

Dixie State 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 DSU 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 also provides scholarship opportunities for students interested in public policy and financial assistance for student interns in both Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.