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 Program.

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


The Tower Scholars Program, 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 Tower Scholars Program:

Chelsea Brown | Associate Director for Academic Affairs | brown@mail.smu.edu | 214-768-4936

 

  • Tower Center Student Forum
    Student Forum

    The Tower Center invites you to join leading political minds and share ideas with those influencing public policy today. Read More

  • Student Fellowships

    John G. Tower Center Student Fellowships provide a gateway for students to pursue work in politics and government. Read More

  • Tower Scholars Program

    The Tower Scholars Program, a new academic initiative, will bring together students from all schools at SMU to participate in an interdisciplinary program. Read More

  • Student Publications

    The Student Forum enables undergraduate students to submit research articles and participate in the production of Dialogue: Undergraduate Journal for Political Studies. Read More