The Bob Graham Center for Public Service

“Where University of Florida Students Become Engaged Citizens”

History of the Bob Graham Center and Its Mission and Purpose:

The Bob Graham Center was established in 2006 with the goal of creating a community of students, scholars, and citizens who share a commitment to revitalizing the civic culture of Florida and the nation. Former Governor and U. S. Senator Bob Graham founded the Center as a place where students acquire the skills and knowledge to become informed citizens, with the expressed purpose of strengthening the nation’s democratic institutions. Located in the middle of campus in Pugh Hall, the Center stands at the cornerstone of the University’s academic, intellectual and civic life.

The Bob Graham Center for Public Service is a nonpartisan civic engagement center at the University of Florida that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens and works to increase understanding of public policy issues and democratic institutions through public programming, experiential learning and research. The center does not endorse candidates or take stances on public policy issues.