Maricopa Community Colleges

Student Public Policy Forum

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?

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 traits

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.

Who may apply?

No prior experience is necessary to participate. Students from all backgrounds, majors, and experiences are encouraged to apply. We value the unique contribution each student brings to SPPF, and especially appreciate a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and respect for others.

When can I apply?

Space is limited to 20 students, and competition grows each year, so you are encouraged to begin your application right away. Completed applications must be submitted to your campus contact person by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25th, 2014. All selection decisions will be made and communicated by a District staff person on or before May 31, 2014.

Download the application:

The application for SPPF 2014-2015 is now available.  Download the SPPF application.