The Office of Federal Relations governs itself in accordance with the principles set forth in the Kalven Committee’s 1967 Report on the University’s Role in Political Social Action.

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. Areas in which the Office of Federal Relations provides support include science and innovation-related funding and legislation, University of Chicago Medical Center issues, urban-related research and community engagement, national laboratories funding and policy, and international education (Title VI) policy.