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Government Relations

Liaison between Northwestern and government officials at all levels

About Us

Government Relations is the liaison between the University and government officials at all levels, from the U.S. Congress to the State of Illinois to the City of Chicago and Cook County. We have offices in Evanston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO Relations

Engaging with city leaders, playing an integral role in Chicago’s vibrancy and economy.

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Working together with state and local government to represent our University.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. Relations

Communicating and advocating at the Federal level about critical policies and the accomplishments of Northwestern.

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Our Work

Northwestern’s government relations team works with government officials at all levels and advises the University’s leadership on engaging with government.


Our staff is a resource to students, faculty and staff who wish to communicate with government at all levels. We work directly with government officials and in collaboration with partner institutions and organizations to impact legislation and improve government decisions affecting Northwestern.

Resources for faculty, staff and students.

Connecting Face-to-Face

We bring government officials to campus to witness the groundbreaking work done in our laboratories and classrooms, and we bring students, faculty and researchers to Washington, Springfield and Chicago to share their knowledge and needs with government decision-makers.

Read our news and learn about our events.