The Lou Frey Institute

of Politics & Government

Promoting the development of enlightened, responsible, and actively engaged citizens.

Since 2008, the Institute has worked with the National Conference on Citizenship and our friends at the Bob Graham Center to prepare reports on the condition of Florida’s civic health. Our new website at provides data that will let everyone explore civic engagement in Florida. We will add new data as it becomes available from the Census Bureau each year. We hope you find the site useful and we invite you to share your ideas and recommendations.

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The Institute hosts two major symposia each year. The archives contain the full presentations of more than 100 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, public leaders and policy experts. A wide range of topics cover many of the contemporary issues facing the nation. To explore the archives go to the symposia page.

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The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship is a civic education partnership between the Lou Frey Institute at UCF and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at UF. For more information visit

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He is the founder of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida which over the last 10 years, has become one of the most important Institutes in the nation and recognized internationally.