About EI

The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College connects aspiring young leaders with public policy experts to discover their passion and tackle society’s most challenging issues.

We are nonpartisan, inspired by President Eisenhower’s approach of engaging diverse people and ideas to find common ground and take action.

Our Vision

The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College prepares young adults for a lifetime of public, private and nonprofit service. They will lead with integrity; be responsible global citizens; and inspire the world to meaningful action.

Our Values







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Dual Locations

The Eisenhower Institute carries out its mission from our historic home base on the Gettysburg College campus, and our convenient office in the heart of Washington, DC.

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History of the Institute

Over four decades, the Eisenhower Institute evolved from a Washington-based think tank focused on world affairs to a premier public policy center offering distinctive opportunities to students.

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Dwight Eisenhower

From celebrated military leader to the nation’s 34th president, Dwight Eisenhower demonstrated a life of principled leadership and extraordinary service while maintaining close ties to Gettysburg.

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New and Prospective Students

If you’re new to Gettysburg College or considering getting involved for the first time, here’s an overview of who we are and what we do. Read more about new and prospective students.

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Staff & Experts

Meet our non-resident experts, faculty experts, and dedicated staff. These are the people who lead and support our distinctive programs. Learn more about our staff and experts.

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National Advisory Council

Our National Advisory Council is comprised of prominent leaders in business, government service and philanthropy who provide strategic guidance and support. Read more about the National Advisory Council.

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Campus Advisory Council

Administrators and faculty from a broad array of areas and academic disciplines offer input and feedback on integrating EI’s initiatives within the campus community. Read more about the Campus Advisory Council.