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Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations leads the University’s outreach to elected representatives and government officials, communicating and collaborating with leaders at every level to build strong, positive, productive relationships.

The University's Government Relations teams govern themselves in accordance with the principles set forth in the Kalven Committee’s 1967 Report on the University’s Role in Political Social Action.

Federal Relations

The University of Chicago’s Office of Federal Relations, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., supports the work of the University by identifying or creating opportunities to promote University interests to the White House, executive branch agencies, members of Congress, and other national opinion leaders and stakeholders.

State Relations

The University of Chicago advances its research and education priorities at the state level through collaboration and coordination with Illinois agencies, elected officials, and other policymakers.

Local Relations

With a 215-acre main campus spanning the Hyde Park and Woodlawn communities, UChicago works closely with the City of Chicago to ensure the institution remains a strong and vibrant anchor on the South Side.