The purpose of University of Michigan-Flint Governmental Relations is to advocate to local, state, and federal officials on behalf of the University while building a solidifying strong relationships with elected officials to the benefit of the University and its students, faculty, and staff.

UM-Flint at a Glance
UM-Flint Alumni in Government
Federal Relations

The Office of Government Relations works in partnership with the University of Michigan Federal Lobbying team to work with Congressional officials, executive agencies, and national associations to advocate on issues important to the University of Michigan-Flint, particularly in the areas of financial aid and research.

Elected Officials
Budget
Bills of Interest
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State Relations

Per the Michigan Constitution there are 15 public universities. While all public universities have a degree of autonomy through boards of regents; the Universities work hand and hand with the state to determine each year’s appropriation for operations outside of tuition, approval of capital outlay, and assistance in planning and execution of curricula at the University.

Elected Officials
Budget
Bills of Interest
Local Relations

The University of Michigan-Flint is located in the city of Flint, Michigan within Genesee County. As UM-Flint is an anchor institution within the city and the county, the University works closely with Flint and Genesee County leadership on campus planning, city planning; public safety and city services.