John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy

Former South Carolina Governor John C. West envisioned the West Forum as a place where students could be informed about issues and trained to fill important positions in the state in the future. True to that vision, the West Forum seeks to promote leadership and educate students to become engaged and effective citizens of South Carolina.We are committed to keeping our students and community informed on all things politics and policy. If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to us at


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The West Forum offers programs, events, and activities that promote civic engagement, focuses on pressing issues of the day, and seeks to encourage individual involvement in community affairs of all types.