The Office of Government Relations (OGR) serves as the central point of contact between the university and our elected officials for the purposes of advocacy, information sharing, and effective partnering. Core to the mission of the OGR is to serve as a resource for the entire CSUSM community to effectively advocate for the University.
As a public institution of higher education, the University is governed by a number of policies and regulations around political activity. These include laws and regulations at the state and federal level, as well as policies set by the University and the CSU Board of Trustees. To ensure we are in compliance with all of the policies and regulations governing political activity, University policy requires reporting and coordination with the OGR for all legislative and lobbying activity with elected officials and candidates (including invitations to campus ).
If you have questions about political activity on campus, or are interested in engaging with elected officials and candidates, please contact the Office of Government Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSU Elections Handbook was created by the Office of General Counsel for the California State University as a comprehensive guide for all 23 campuses around elections and campaign activity.
Specifically, legislative and lobby activities are defined as: