The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) works with the New York City Council, legislative staff, various elected officials and city agencies on programs and policy issues that are vital to the University. The New York City Council and city agencies support many University projects, such as the NYU College of Dentistry Mobile Dental Van and Dental Clinics, that enables NYU to provide dental services to underrepresented populations throughout the city, and the Leadership Institute for Black Nurses, that advances black nurses’ careers and addresses the extreme disparities in health between African-Americans and other groups.
The office also coordinates the University's interaction with city elected officials and monitors legislative activity to share with, and receive feedback from, the University community. In addition to working with city government, NYU contributes to, and collaborates with, organizations and businesses throughout the city. To learn more about the outreach the University is involved in and the organizations we work with, check out Community Relations.