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.
OGCA helps secure local, state, and federal funding for NYU initiatives that address real-world needs throughout the city, state, country, and world.
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.
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.
Dr. Christina Reuterskiold, Chair of NYU Steinhardt's Department of Communicative Services and Disorders, testifes before the New York City Council Education Committee on addressing the needs of students with dyslexia | April 2016
Jessica Yager, Executive Director of the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, testifies before the New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee Preliminary Budget Hearing | March 2016
Bridget Curtis, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Senior Director of HEOP at NYU, testifies before NYS Assembly Higher Education Committee on the changing demographics of students in higher education and educational opportunity programs | December 2015
The Office of Government and Community Affairs is NYU's primary liaison to public officials and community organizations.
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