Join Miami University of Ohio

Why Should You Join?

Programs offered by the Office of Institutional Relations (the Office) are designed to empower students, alumni and University friends to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of Miami University, the State of Ohio and our global society.  

Our Government Relations Network (GRN) and our Governmental Relations Living Learning Community (GRLLC) provide students with the opportunity to explore government related careers and professions through a wide ranging network of alumni, University friends, public officials and other professionals serving in government related fields. Through these two programs, the Office sponsors workshops designed to expose students to the necessary skills to enter and thrive in public service, government relations, advocacy and journalism.  The Office also provides opportunities for students to have direct interaction with elected officials through hosting on-site conferences in both the nation's capitol and the state capitol. 

With respect to advocacy efforts, Miami University is a leader in higher education in Ohio. We have an outstanding track record of success and we are prepared to accomplish even greater things in the future to prepare our graduates for the challenges ahead in Ohio, our country, and our global society.

Our efforts have helped to shape state level support for higher education as we work closely with Ohio legislators and other public officials. When you join our Advocates Program, we will keep you informed of legislation that affects our core mission. Plus you can help us by providing information on your relationships with legislators and other public officials as we often have to call on our supporters to help us be heard.

If you are interested in participating in any one of these programs, please start by entering your e-mail address below. If you are not already in our database, you will have an opportunity to set up a record and add a password that only you will be able to use. You can then access your record and tell us about your political relationships.