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Student Public Policy Forum

Student Public Policy Forum

Student Public Policy Trips

Empowering Students for Lifelong Civic Participation with Knowledge, Organizational Skills, Confidence

The Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF) is an academic program that provides an overview of local, state and national public policy making, and citizen influence and involvement. A focus is placed on experiential learning and leadership development through engagement in the public policy process.

Through your participation in SPPF you will:

  • Gain confidence and interact with public officials
  • Communicate effectively in a political context
  • Effectively advocate for and with your community
  • Learn the why and how of consensus building
  • Develop and refine leadership skills

SPPF is also a lot of fun! You will make new friends from each of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges who share your passion for making a difference.

Applications must be submitted to your Student Life office or campus contact person by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. Applications are screened at the campus level, and forwarded to the District Office for final selection. All selection decisions will be made and communicated by a District staff person on or before May 31, 2014.

No prior experience is necessary for participation in the Student Public Policy Forum. Students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum enrollment of six credit hours at the Maricopa Community Colleges during the Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 semesters.
  • Register for the SPPF section of POS 115 at Mesa Community College in the Spring 2015 semester. (POS 115 may be part of the six credit total.)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful resident (documentation required).
  • Have successfully completed English 101 or equivalent
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above for all college coursework and maintain a semester GPA of 2.5 or above. Students in their first college semester must have a high school GPA or GED equivalency of 2.5 or above.
  • Agree to all program guidelines and ground rules.
Contact Us

On Campus
Kranitz Student Center
Room KSC-1303

Mon-Thurs  8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Extended Hours during the first two weeks of classes: 

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

E-mail us

Phone: (602) 787-7240


Director of Student Life and Leadership
Mike Ho


Student Life & Leadership
Program Specialist
Ryan Martin


Student Life and Leadership
Program Specialist
Rowdy Duncan


Ryan Novo


Office Coordinator
Marleeny Cisneros


Student Worker
Jacob Tuerschmann


Student Worker
Zac Mihalevich


Student Life Events

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
HOSA Monthly Chapter Meeting (Agave Room)  
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
HOSA Professional Speakers Series (Alana Podwicka) (KSC Patayan)  
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:10 pm - 01:20 pm
LDSSA Institute of Religion meeting (K-115)  
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
Phi Theta Kappa Meeting (Student Life)  
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 07:00 pm - 08:15 pm
Student Christian Association Meeting (KSC 1000B)  
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
Club Ed Festival of Taales Prep (M 127)  
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Native Pumas Meeting (J-139)  

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