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Government Relations

Miami University's Office of Government Relations seeks to empower students, alumni, and university friends to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of Miami University, the State of Ohio, and our global society.

Miami's Economic Value

Miami University creates a significant positive impact on the business community and generates a return on investment for its major stakeholder groups, including students, taxpayers, and society.

2022-2023 Report Card

We encourage you to explore the latest version of our 2022-2023 Report Card, which highlights facts and other measures of quality.

2019-2020 GRN Report

Read the articles in our 2019-2020 GRN Report, which highlights the innovative connections between our students, community, and beyond.

Student Opportunities

Miami's Government Relations Network (GRN) and our Government Relations Living Learning Community (GRLLC) provide students of all majors with the opportunity to explore government-related careers and professions through a wide-ranging network of alumni, University friends, public officials, and other professionals serving in government-related fields. Through these two programs, we sponsor workshops designed to expose students to the necessary skills to enter and thrive in public service, government relations, advocacy, and journalism. We also provide opportunities for students to have direct interaction with elected officials through hosting on-site conferences in both the nation's capitol and the state capitol.

Living Learning Community

In conjunction with Miami University's Offices of Government Relations and Residence Life, this interdisciplinary community exposes students to a variety of career and volunteer opportunities in areas related to government and journalism. Students who live in this community examine how an individual can impact government and how government can impact an individual both inside and outside of the classroom.

Inside Washington

This unusual study-away experience—offered in spring semesters and in a 10-week summer term—gives you weeks of field trips, research, and small-group interaction with an array of Washington insiders. That is followed by full-time D.C. internships that professors help you arrange.

Advocates Program

With respect to advocacy efforts, we have an outstanding track record of success and are prepared to accomplish even greater things in the future to prepare our graduates for the challenges ahead in our global society. When you join this program, we will keep you informed of legislation that affects our core mission. You can also help us by providing information on your relationships with legislators and other public officials, as we often have to call on our supporters to help us be heard.

Contact the ASPIRE Office to Join.

Contact Us

Randi Malcolm Thomas, Esq. | VP of ASPIRE

410 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056