Empowering students to lead and serve is a top priority of the Tower Center, which serves as a crucial resource for undergraduate students across all majors and schools.
The Center draws on the Knowledge of professors, practitioners and scholars from variety of fields, enabling students to explore politics and policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. The Tower Center offers students numerous opportunities to gain valuable out-of-classroom experience through the Student Forum, John G. Tower Center Student Fellowships and the Tower Scholars in Public Policy Minor.
The Student Forum allows undergraduate students to build their own programs and participate in student "practicums." Student Forum events emphasize discussion and debate between individuals from diverse fields of study. The Student Forum also enables undergraduate students to submit research articles and participate in the production of Dialogue: Undergraduate Journal for Political Studies. Learn More
John G. Tower Center Student Fellowships provide a gateway for students to pursue work in politics and government. Undergraduate Fellows collaborate closely with faculty to develop research projects that either become published or presented for faculty or professional review. Learn More
Learn more about the Tower Center student fellowships and scholarships:
Ray Rafidi | Associate Director for Administrative and Academic Affairs | firstname.lastname@example.org | 214-768-3665
The Minor in Public Policy and International Affairs for Tower Scholars, a new academic initiative, will bring together students from all schools at SMU to participate in an interdisciplinary program, merging each student's chosen field of study with the study of national and international politics, culture and economics. Students will take courses designed to help them develop the skills they will need to fulfill leadership roles. Learn More
Learn more about the Minor in Public Policy and International Affairs for Tower Scholars:
Victoria Farrar-Myers | Director of the Tower Scholars Program | email@example.com | 214-768-3954
The Tower Center Student Forum publishes a quarterly periodical with commentary on politics and international affairs, including interviews with Tower Center speakers, as well as highlights of undergraduate research. At the conclusion of each academic year, Dialogue: the Tower Center Undergraduate Journal for Political Studies will feature the best research from relevant fields at SMU. Learn More