The Institute of Politics at Florida State University is a nonpartisan, statewide institute that provides the southeastern region of the United States with a world-class, nationally renowned institute of politics. Housed within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at FSU, the mission, organization, and governance of the IOIP@FSU are described in the IOP@FSU Bylaws.

The IOP@FSU is led by a Director that works closely with an Executive Committee made up of FSU personnel and members drawn from the political community. The IOP@FSU also benefits from guidance by an Advisory Board made up of distinguished individuals drawn from politics, private industry, public service, and the non-profit sector.