Congressional Student Forums
Congressional Student Forums provide college students with a personal experience of civility in the governing process.
We’ll handle everything
We bring the program to your college or university campus (in-person or virtually), provide promotional materials, coordinate Congressional visitors, and prepare the program. We can even arrange to provide voter registration services for attendees if desired.
How it works
Agenda at a glance
The first portion of the program examines the importance of civility in the governing process and community.
Next, students interact directly with their elected officials, setting the agenda through their questions.
At the conclusion, each member of Congress makes a closing statement.
Rep. Sylvia Garcia and Rep. Randy Weber
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Ready for a forum on your campus?
We’d love to have a conversation with you.
“So as teachers declare a crisis of civility in the schools, and the search goes on for something to blame, the students have a simple request: show us the way.”
— Chris Bury, ABC World News Tonight
Where We’ve Been
The Institute has an established track record of holding successful forums going back to 1999.
|Year||Location||Members Of Congress|
|2023||University of Houston – Clear Lake, Texas||Sylvia Garcia and Randy Weber|
|2022||University of Houston – Houston, Texas||Sylvia Garcia and Randy Weber|
|2021||Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship – Lexington, Kentucky||Andy Barr and John Yarmuth|
|2021||University of Houston – Houston, Texas||Lizzie Fletcher and Randy Weber|
|2020||University of Louisville – Louisville, Kentucky||James Comer and John Yarmuth|
|2015||University of Houston – Houston, Texas||Gene Green and Randy Weber|
|2014||University of Texas San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas||Henry Cuellar and Lamar Smith|
|2014||University of Missouri Kansas City – Kansas City, Missouri||Emanuel Cleaver and Kevin Yoder|
|2014||Lone Star College, North Harris – Houston, Texas||Kevin Brady and Gene Green|
|2013||University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas||Henry Cuellar and Lamar Smith|
|2008||Lone Star College – North Harris, Houston, Texas||Kevin Brady and Gene Green|
|2007||The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor – Belton, Texas||John Carter and Henry Cuellar|
|2006||Lee College – Baytown, Texas||Gene Green and Ted Poe|
|2006||Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas||John Carter and Henry Cuellar|
|2005||Rice University – Houston, Texas||Kevin Brady and Gene Green|
|2004||University of Houston – Houston, Texas||Kevin Brady and Nick Lampson|
|2003||Queens University – Charlotte, North Carolina||Sue Myrick and Mel Watt|
|2003||TCU – Fort Worth, Texas||Kay Granger and Charles Stenholm|
|2002||Sam Houston State University – Huntsville, Texas||Kevin Brady and Jim Turner|
|2001||Houston Community College, Central Campus – Houston, Texas||Ken Bentsen and John Culberson|
|2000||North Harris Community College – Houston, Texas||Kevin Brady and Gene Green|
|1999||Houston Community College, Central Campus – Houston, Texas||Bill Archer and Ken Bentsen|
|1999||San Jacinto College South- Pasadena, Texas||Kevin Brady and Nick Lampson|