About Us

Founded in May 2007, the Richard Richards Institute for Politics, Decency and Ethical Conduct at Weber State University strives to strengthen the ethical knowledge and stimulate the moral conviction of students and the community by encouraging public service involvement.
The Richards Institute does this through the following informational and educational activities:
  • Presentations by political leaders
  • Panel discussions focusing on current events topics
  • Public workshops with information on how to get involved in the political process
  • Student scholarships
  • Faculty fellowships
  • Undergraduate research grants
  • Support for internships with elected officials
"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." – Thomas Jefferson