Office of Government Affairs
The Office of Government Affairs serves as the College’s liaison with elected officials at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels. It coordinates all government relations activity at the College, presenting a unified voice.
The Office also helps to identify connections between College priorities and government funding opportunities. In support of this work, the Office seeks to strengthen the College's relationship with membership organizations, including the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) and the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
- External Communications and Government Relations Policy [pdf]
- Clarification of Lobbying on Behalf of the College [pdf]
Reporting Lobbying and Government Contact
All campus employees who want to establish contact with a federal, state, or local official on behalf of St. John Fisher College, should first contact the Office of Government Affairs to ensure that their conduct does not put the College out of compliance with state and federal lobbying legislation.
When a contact has taken place, please complete the immediately so that the College can maintain a record of your activity. If you are acting as an individual, or for your own separate interests, then this policy does not apply.