Leavitt Center

About Us

The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service, located in the Sharwan Smith Center and Gerald R. Sherratt Library, provides an important service on campus as an interdisciplinary hub for leadership opportunities, citizenship education, public and humanitarian service, and public policy research.


Craig Jones, emeritus professor of political science, envisioned an organization that would stimulate students' interest in getting involved in the public affairs of their communities by running for elected offices, serving on various boards and committees, and being informed and active citizens. More History of the Leavitt Center

Mission Statement

The Leavitt Center is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to preparing students to serve as responsible and educated leaders in a democratic society. Read the complete Mission Statement

Student Executive Council

The Executive Council, with a student director serving as chair, works to accomplish the four-fold purpose of the Leavitt Center along with the Board of Advisors.

Student Action Committee

The Student Action Committee is a group of first year students to the center that works to promote and enhance the experience and education of all students at SUU. To be a part of the Student Action Committee, please contact us and we will put you to work.