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Government Relations




Government Relations advances the interests of Rice University by acting as a liaison between the institution and local, state and federal  government. By partnering with university leaders and faculty to prioritize goals, our staff develops strategies that generate support for Rice’s programs and interests. In an effort to keep those messages on point, the university has established the following guidelines and procedures: 

Contacting federal and state officials

Rice employees and students should check with Government Relations before contacting any elected official on any matter related to official university business. Employees and students should direct questions about state or federal lobbying regulations to Government Relation.

Congressional lobbying regulations

Rice University's Government Relations and the General Counsel's Office provides detailed information on federal lobbying ethics, including reporting and compliance.
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The American Council on Education provides detailed information on lobbying rules for universities and colleges.
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Conflict of Interest

Review Rice’s Conflict of Interest policy regarding activities outside of work.
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