The Office of Government Relations serves as a primary liaison between the University of Maryland and members of government, their staff and government agencies on issues related to higher education, in particular, those affecting our students, faculty and staff.

Our mission is to promote the university's research, education and public service activities to government members, committee staff and agencies in an effort to increase federal and state support for and increase knowledge of the university and its work. We seek to raise the university’s profile in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill by promoting and publicizing its missions and activities.

We also coordinate with others in the higher education community to advocate for increased federal and state support of research and development and to address various policy issues concerning higher education. Government Relations also facilitates the university’s response to inquiries from legislative offices, ranging from policy questions to informational items and constituent concerns.

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