Over 50 Years Of Excellence 

The Hinckley Institute was established in 1965 through the generous bequest of the Noble Foundation and Robert H. Hinckley.

One of the first of its kind in the nation, the non-partisan Hinckley institute was founded with the mission to engage students in governmental, civic, and political processes, promote a better understanding and appreciation of politics, and train ethical and visionary students for public service.

Since its founding, the Hinckley Institute has engaged students, community leaders, and the general public by championing Robert H. Hinckley’s dream of extending opportunities in the form of internships, annual forums and lecture series, publications, university-level courses.

A significant number of local and national leaders are former Hinckley Institute students, including: Karl Rove, Utah Senator Pat Jones, and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.