Office of Public Affairs

Bronze Jayhawk statue outside Strong Hall in fall

Public Affairs at KU

The Office of Public Affairs advances the goals, objectives and priorities of the university through professional communication, government relations services and by promoting awareness and collaboration among communications staff in university units and affiliates.

Office of Public Affairs

Strong Hall with tulips blooming in spring

Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications unit provides executive-level communications, issues management and scanning, ensuring consistency in messaging across the university, social media strategy, and coordinating communications with external partners.
Columns on Green Hall with Fraser Hall in the background

Government Relations

The Government Relations unit manages relationships and information-sharing with legislators and government officials.
Bus reading "Rock Chalk" passes by two seated students outside Strong Hall


The Marketing office serves as KU's advertising agency, specializing in brand management and strategic communications.

Office of Public Affairs

The Chi Omega Fountain in spring on the KU campus

News and Media Relations

This unit informs the public of KU's role as one of the country's most highly regarded research universities.
Closeup of a bronze Jayhawk statue, focusing on an eyes and mouth

Event Management and Protocol

The Office of Event Management & Protocol hosts the university's signature events and manages campus use processes and policy.
Aerial view of the KU Campanile and surrounding campus in fall

Kansas Public Radio and Audio-Reader

Kansas Public Radio provides radio broadcast programming across Kansas and northwest Missouri.