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Because of federal lobbying laws, all official KU requests for meetings with the Kansas congressional delegation must be coordinated with Government Relations. Please contact Jack Cline at 202-434-4790 prior to requesting a meeting with Kansas members of the U.S. House or the U.S. Senate.

At the state level, Lindsey Douglas, director of state relations, can assist you with official interactions with state policymakers.

Communication Tips

  • Try to keep letters and emails to one page.
  • Personal stories are always compelling, so if you have one that helps illustrate your point, share it with your audience.
  • An email with a PDF attachment is the quickest way to get your message seen by members of U.S. Congress. Please share this with Jack Cline prior to sending it to Washington.

If you’re meeting with policymakers in person:

  • Before you go in, think of a sentence or two to sum up your position. It’s a good way to get the ball rolling.
  • Explain an issue in everyday language. Don’t feel like you need to use technical jargon or abbreviations to impress your audience.
  • Be sure to talk about how your ideas will benefit KU, the state of Kansas, or the country as a whole.

Questions?
April showers bring…snow? Chris Bernosky, freshman in the University of Kansas School of Engineering, was studying in the sixth floor lobby of Oliver when he saw this storm coming in over campus. “I thought it was cool how the sun is still visible even though the dark clouds are rolling in.” Rain or shine, how will you #exploreKU this spring?

The Big Event at KU 2014 The 2014 Big Event connected the KU campus with the Lawrence community by recruiting 3,000 student, faculty, and staff volunteers to work at 300 local job sites during one day of service.  Registration for volunteers and job requests for residents will be available in fall 2014 for the 2015 Big Event. Check for updates at http://thebigeventku.com .


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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
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46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
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