Office of Public Affairs

Bronze Jayhawk statue outside Strong Hall in fall

About the Office of Public Affairs

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


Strong Hall with tulips blooming in spring

Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications unit provides executive-level communications, issues management and scanning, and coordination 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.


Voter registration deadline for primary election is Tuesday, July 12

Voting is one of our most fundamental responsibilities as citizens, and as a leading research university, part of KU’s mission is to foster civic engagement. The upcoming Aug. 2 primary election is an excellent opportunity to model that kind of democratic participation.

Taking precautions during cold weather

The National Weather Service is forecasting extremely cold weather for the next week, with temperatures staying below freezing and overnight lows dipping below zero degrees. With this in mind, please plan accordingly and take precautions when coming to and from campus next week.

Guidelines for interactions with government officials

The Kansas Legislature and the United States Congress reconvene in January, which makes this a good time to remind you of policies and procedures regarding interactions between the University of Kansas and government officials.