The Office of Governmental Relations is the liaison between all levels of government and The Florida State University community. Special emphasis is placed on monitoring the Florida legislative process, from which the University receives a majority of its funding. In addition, the Governmental Relations staff is committed to informing the University community of key legislative issues of interest and impact.
Advocate for Florida State
As we prepare for the 2018 Legislative Session, we invite you to go to visit Advocate for Florida State for updates on the University's priorities and other issues affecting Florida State. Advocate for Florida State will give you the opportunity to express your support of Florida State to state officials. You are encouraged to utilize the Advocate for Florida State website, which simplifies the conveying of your support.
If you have not done so already, please register with the Advocate website. Doing so will also allow the University to more easily keep you updated on issues of importance during the legislative session.
FSU Day at the Capitol
The Florida capitol rocked garnet and gold during FSU Day at the Capitol.
Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to share the accomplishments of their departments and programs with the legislative community, and to the volunteers who helped make this special day possible. Please click the links to view the pictures from the Seminole Evening reception and FSU Day at the Capitol.
University Lobbying Policy
The Office of Governmental Relations is the official liaison between The Florida State University and local, state and national governments.
Periodically, members and staff of the Florida Legislature request FSU faculty and/or staff to attend committee meetings or to respond formally to questions about certain issues. Employees of The Florida State University who are asked to appear before a committee must notify Kathy Mears at 850-644-4453 and submit a legislative contact form prior to making their appearance.
If you have trouble accessing this form, please contact Governmental Relations at 850-644-4453 for a hard copy.