The Office of Government and Community Relations is the University’s designated point of contact for federal, state, and local lobbying and must be contacted before faculty, staff, and students engage in any activity that could be interpreted as lobbying.
Syracuse University is represented by:
U.S. Congressman John Katko
New York State Senate District 53: The Honorable Rachel May
New York State Assembly District 129: The Honorable William Magnarelli
New York State Assembly District 128: The Honorable Pamela Hunter
County of Onondaga: County Executive J. Ryan McMahon II
City of Syracuse: Mayor Ben Walsh
Federal, State, and Local Links
United States (portal to all federal branches and agencies)
New York Senate: Official site of the NYS Senate; features include a search on bills and laws.
New York Assembly: Official site of the NYS Assembly; features include a search on bills and laws.
New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG): NY State’s largest student-directed consumer, environmental and government reform organization
Affiliations and Associations
The American Council on Education (ACE): ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions. ACE seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. Founded in 1918, its members include approximately 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education-related associations, organizations, and corporations.
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU): NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. With nearly 1,000 members nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States.
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu): Association representing the public policy interests of over 100 independent colleges and universities in New York State.
Council on Government Relations (COGR): As a member of this organization we are invested in its mission to communicate at the federal level the impact of proposed regulations on colleges and universities. COGR helps to develop policies and practices that fairly reflect the mutual interests and separate obligations of federal agencies and universities in research and graduate education.
The Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. A key partner for us in Washington, the Coalition is dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness.