Government and Community Relations

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Government and Community Relations

Government and Community Relations advances the interests of the entire University of Minnesota System at the Capitol in Saint Paul, in Washington, D.C., and among our community partners and neighbors.

State Relations

State Relations promotes the interests of all five University of Minnesota campuses with our elected officials in St. Paul and with other organizations around the state.

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Federal Relations

Federal Relations advances the University of Minnesota’s interests at the federal level. We monitor the federal budget and major spending bills, as well as agencies that provide significant funding for research.

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Local Government and Community Relations

Community and Local Government Relations works to strengthen the University’s relationships with local units of government and other partners to increase opportunities for collaboration that advance the University’s mission.

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UMN Advocates

UMN Advocates helps U of M supporters stay informed about higher education, politics, and the legislative process, and it engages students, alumni, staff, and community members to help build a stronger U of M for years to come.