KU State Relations
As Kansas' flagship university, the University of Kansas has a special responsibility to the people, communities and economy of the state. KU awards more than 6,000 degrees each year, providing businesses and communities with educated workers. KU also commercializes discoveries -- creating jobs and businesses through its research -- it provides services that improve the health and well-being of Kansans.
State Relations communicates regularly with legislators and other state officials, answering questions and providing information on issues. We also provide policymakers with insights into how specific bills and policies affect the university.
State Relations also represents students, faculty, alumni and the Jayhawk community in the Statehouse, and strives to ensure they are informed about bills and policies of interest to them.
At this page you can learn more about KU's state agenda, how the university is funded, policymakers who are KU graduates and generally stay informed about issues of interest to Jayhawks. You can also find out how to join Jayhawks for Higher Education, a group of alumni and friends who advocate on behalf of the university.