OUR PURPOSE

Torchlight is a student-run think tank that produces research about past, present, and future campus policy.

There are thousands of think-tanks throughout the world that conduct research for federal, state and local governments. They play a crucial role in the function of our government.

Florida State University's government is no different. Decisions made by faculty and student administration can be supplemented by research.

Learn more about us and the work we do by visiting our "about" page.

OUR AUDIENCE

Torchlight  composes  professional-level research for four distinct audiences. Research is meant to be digestible and useful to each group.

Student Body

& Coalitions

By reading Torchlight  research, students can get informed about FSU campus policy.

Student

Leaders

Student leaders who wish to bring about a policy change on campus can use the Center's research to better inform their decisions.

Examples:

  • SGA Agencies

  • Greek Organizations

  • General student body

Examples:

  • Student Body President

  • SGA Bureaus

  • Student Senate

University

Administration

Administrators can gain valuable insight from research published by this student-led research initiative to direct their focus.

Examples:

  • University President

  • University Housing

  • Seminole Dining

State Government

Substantial change on campus can come from the state-level government, which can support the student body from an administrative level.

Examples:

  • Florida Legislature

  • State University System of Governors

Our Team

Students join Torchlight for hands-on experience that's transferable to the professional world.

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Message from the Director

- Patrick Martin

Recent Research