Helpful Links

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. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Congressman Brandon Williams, District 22

New York State Senate District 48: The Honorable Rachel May

New York State Senate District 50:  The Honorable John Mannion

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)

The White House

The President’s Priorities

United States Senate

United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

US House of Representatives

US House of Representatives Office of the Clerk

US House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor

US Department of Education

The Supreme Court

New York State

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 State Education Department

New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG): NY State’s largest student-directed consumer, environmental and government reform organization

New York State Board of Elections

County of Onondaga

City of Syracuse

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. (information on congressional bills from the Library of Congress)