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The Office of Government Affairs

The Office of Government Affairs coordinates and facilitates Stanford’s interactions with local, state and federal governments, as well as its relationship with neighboring communities.

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About Us

The Office of Government Affairs supports the university’s academic mission of teaching and research and Stanford Health Care’s mission by serving as the primary point of contact between the university, hospital and our partners in federal, state and local governments.

The office’s primary roles are leading Stanford’s engagement with federal, state and local governments, monitoring the public policy and political environment and tracking pertinent legislation and regulatory proposals on a wide variety of issues ranging from land use policies to funding for the basic sciences. Our work is also built on a strong commitment to fostering relationships with policy organizations, businesses and neighboring communities.

Stanford’s government relations interactions have always focused on issues closely related to our core priorities—research, education, and healthcare. The office also supports efforts to strengthen campus-government partnerships that contribute to the vitality of the greater community. OGA staff has developed and maintains a comprehensive network of relationships across the university that allows us to mobilize the expertise of the Stanford community in support of initiatives that address regional, state and national challenges.