The Center’s mission is to spotlight public opinion on key public policy issues through independent, objective research that will serve as a vehicle for meaningful dialog and constructive action on these issues. The Center will enable students, faculty and staff to become trained, involved, and engaged in public policy and research; will elevate and extend the College’s brand by increasing awareness and recognition of the College as a premier source for current public opinion research and analysis, and will enhance the reciprocal relationship between the College, its students, faculty, administration, and alumni and the broader community and its public policy issues.