Under the direct supervision of the University President, the Office of Government Relations staff serves as the liaison to officials and agencies of the U.S. government and the State of Illinois. The Office coordinates governmental policy development within Northwestern and works to promote the University as a resource to government officials as one means of fulfilling the University's societal obligations as a tax exempt organization. The Northwestern Government Relations staff also represents the University to membership organizations, associations, consortia, and alliances with whom Northwestern has common interests.
All University Government Relations initiatives are established annually by the University President after consultation with the provost, deans, and senior staff.
Faculty and staff must consult with the Office of Government Relations prior to initiating contact with federal, state, or local elected officials and must report and account for legislative and/or lobbying activities.
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