State Relations

About Us

As part of the Office of Governmental Relations, state relations staff work closely with the Illinois General Assembly and local officials to promote the education, research, health, and economic development missions of the University of Illinois System.

Services and Functions

State Relations is part of the Office of Governmental Relations (OGR), a University of Illinois administrative unit that serves the faculty, staff, and students of the three campuses of the U of I.

State Relations:

  • monitors bills and initiatives in the General Assembly in Springfield
  • disseminates information to the U of I System
  • assists University units in researching issues and connecting them with appropriate state government offices and staff
  • works with OGR's Federal Relations staff in Washington, DC, to advance the U of I System
  • collaborates with Illinois Connection, the U of I's grassroot's advocacy network that is part of the U of I Alumni Association

To learn more about State Relations' initiatives and services: