Who We Are
The Office of Government Relations works to pursue and promote Western’s state and federal policy objectives to the legislative and executive branches of the state and federal government. The Office works closely with elected officials, Western administrators, faculty, students and staff. Western’s Office of Government Relations also educates the campus community about legislation and initiatives affecting the University.
Federal Government Relations
The Office of Government Relations advocates for Western’s federal priorities to Washington's congressional delegation, and utilizes the Deans of colleges, the Provost and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to help set federal priorities. You can find a summary of Western’s 2017 federal priorities here.
State Government Relations
The Office of Government Relations advocates for Western’s state priorities to the Legislature and Governor in Olympia. WWU’s legislative priorities are designed to serve the people of Washington and help Western meet its mission and strategic goals. You can find a summary of Western's state priorities for the 2018 legislative session here.
For up to date information about what's happening in state and federal government that impacts Western, you can follow our Western Legislative Review and follow @WWUGOV on Twitter! Our door is always open, so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Report Lobbying Activity
All Washington State agencies, including state universities, must keep records concerning their lobbying activity. If you are a WWU employee, please follow these guidelines and complete this online form to report lobbying activity to the Office of Government Relations.