Congress to Campus

Program Description

The Congress to Campus program brings college, university, and community college students around the country into contact with former members of Congress. The program sends bipartisan pairs of former members – one Democrat and one Republican – to spend two days on participating campuses. Throughout these two days, the former members conduct classes, hold forums, meet informally with students and faculty, and do interviews and talk show appearances with local press and media. The Congress to Campus program provides a unique, compelling, and personal means to educate and attract the next generation to American government, politics, and public affairs. The former members provide students with insights into the realities of American democracy through sharing their real-life experiences as candidates and officeholders. They also address concerns about the lack of civic literacy, politics and voting participation, and bipartisan cooperation. To learn more, click here.

The Congress to Campus program brings college, university, and community college students around the country into contact with former Members of Congress. The program sends bipartisan pairs of former Members – one Democrat and one Republican – to spend two days on participating campuses. Throughout these two days, the former Members conduct classes, hold forums, meet informally with students and faculty, and do interviews and talk show appearances with local press and media. 

The Congress to Campus program provides a unique, compelling, and personal means to

educate and attract the next generation to American government, politics, and public affairs. The former Members provide students with insights into the realities of American democracy through sharing their real-life experiences as candidates and officeholders. They also address concerns about the lack of civic literacy, politics and voting participation, and bipartisan cooperation. To learn more, click here.

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college students reached at 22 universities across 19 states.

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international students contacted at more than 20 universities.

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hours donated by former Members of Congress.

U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress

The United States Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) created the Congress to Campus Program in an effort to improve college students’ understanding of Congress and the American government and to encourage them to consider careers in public service. Since 1996, the Stennis Center for Public Service has partnered with FMC to assist in managing the program. Participating campuses also contribute to the program by arranging interactive sessions with students, paying a fee on a sliding scale, and absorbing all on-campus expenses related to the program.

One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

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One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623

201 Mass. Avenue, NE, Suite C-7, Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841