Mission and Purpose

The Office of Governmental Affairs ("OGA") facilitates communications between the University community, elected officials, and government entities at the local, state and federal levels. We monitor legislative issues and activities in Springfield and Washington. The OGA works with other universities in support of higher education and provides information and analysis to decision makers within government and the University. The office cultivates relationships with elected and appointed officials to create an understanding of issues important to higher education and support for the University's initiatives. As the primary liaison between local, state and federal governments and the University, the office coordinates campus visits by government officials to provide information on institutional needs, programs, services, and facilitates briefings on the University's research, facilities, and related initiatives.

The Office of Governmental Affairs is pleased to support and represent the student body, the employees, and the Chicago State University community. Please feel free to contact us at govaffairs@csu.edu or 773.995.3822.