Welcome from the Office of Governmental Relations

The Office of Governmental Relations (OGR) serves as the University of Illinois System liaison to:

  • members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation,
  • the Illinois General Assembly,
  • the Office of the Governor,
  • agencies of the federal and state governments,
  • key local officials, and
  • major higher education associations.

Federal relations staff work in Washington, DC and Illinois, on behalf of the University of Illinois System.

State relations are coordinated by staff in Springfield and around the state.

Illinois Connection is the legislative advocacy network for the University of Illinois System.

Governmental Relations also coordinates the Council on Government Relations and External Relations (COGER).

For additional information about OGR, see this overview.

View our FY21 Annual Report

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