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Government Affairs

In City Hall, Albany, and Washington DC, NYU works with lawmakers and government agencies on policy issues surrounding the advancement of higher education. The NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) facilitates many of these interactions.



NYU students, faculty, and administrators are instrumental advocates for higher education policies, including financial aid and expanding research funding. The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) facilities meetings between NYU constituents and their legislative representatives.   


Turning Funding into Real-World Change

OGCA helps secure local, state, and federal funding for NYU initiatives that address real-world needs throughout the city, state, country, and world.   


Economic Impact

NYU generates billions of dollars in direct and indirect economic activity as one of the City’s largest employers, a nexus for tens of thousands of students and scholars, and a hub for research and innovation.


Get Involved

OGCA brings students, faculty, and alumni face-to-face with their representatives in government. OGCA also tracks and reports NYU's interactions with elected officials, ensuring compliance with lobbying laws.  

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Faculty and Staff
Lobbying Rules and Compliance

If you plan on participating in meetings with government officials in Washington DC, Albany, or New York City, please review the University policies on lobbying and contact OGCA prior to your meetings. OGCA has an office in Washington that can serve as a valuable reference tool for your trip, helping you set up meetings with Members of Congress or other officials, and keeping you up to date on changes in lobbying laws.

Policies on Lobbying

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