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Fayetteville State University Government Relations


For over 130 years, Fayetteville State University has offered educational opportunities to underserved populations and served as an engaged stakeholder in the southeastern region of North Carolina. The institution has been a leader in training educational administrators and teachers that have served the state of North Carolina and throughout the United States.  Our alumni provide public service to this community as elected officials, doctors, lawyers, non-profit leaders, and business industry leaders.  Maintaining this legacy requires a mix of resources that includes support from the state and the federal government and its agencies.

The Office of Government Relations acts as an advocate for the university of the federal, state, and local levels.  This includes monitoring legislation related to higher education, working with legislators and their staff to influence public policy and helping to increase awareness of the university's educational and research programs.  The office serves as the principle liaison and the point of contact between the university and all levels of government.

We regularly take faculty members to Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, NC., to brief elected leaders on a variety of issues, and we lend guidance and advice to student groups interested in interacting with the university's policy leaders.

If you would like to invite an elected official to campus, get involved in the legislative process or ask a question about the university's involvement in the political process in general, please contact us.

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