Office of Government and Community Relations

Welcome to the Office of Government and Community Relations at the University of Rochester. We serve as the University’s principal voice and connection with lawmakers, staff and government agencies in Rochester, Albany, and Washington, D.C.

The Office of Government and Community Relations is focused on linking decision-makers with the assets and priorities of our institution and its affiliates. Our office is responsible for advancing the University’s interests and mission by serving as its principal voice at all levels of government and in the community.

We help coordinate the University’s legislative priorities, work to maintain relationships with elected and appointed officials, and partner with legislators and agencies on legislation or regulations that protect and enhance the missions and operations of the University. We are also proud to serve as an important gateway to the University for the surrounding community, connecting people with its resources and finding ways to enhance and continue our partnerships. If you ever have questions or thoughts you would like to share, please do not hesitate to contact us.

State & Federal Legislative Priorities

Thanks to the partnership and support we receive from New York State and the federal government, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading research institutions and academic medical centers.

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Community Benefit Report

The University’s community impact is felt through a multitude of programs and services that benefit Rochester residents and the surrounding region.
Download Community Benefit Report PDF

Economic Impact Report

Learn more about the University of Rochester’s growing impact on the Rochester and New York State’s economy.

Download Economic Impact Report PDF

Political Activities Policy PDF

Learn about important guidelines for your political activities, as a member of the University community.

Download Political Activities Policy PDF

Lobbying Disclosure and Reporting

All lobbying activities and expenditures at the University must be tracked and reported as required by state and federal laws.

Download University Lobbying Policy PDF
Download Lobbying Activity Log PDF