Student Public Policy Forum
Empowering Students for Lifelong Civic Participation with Knowledge, Organizational Skills, Confidence
WHAT IS SPPF?
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.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN SPPF?
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.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS
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.