The Office of Government Relations represents Kennesaw State University among Georgia's legislative and executive branch offices. With students from approximately 156 Georgia counties as of fall 2019, these statewide contacts are essential to Office operations. In coordination with the University System of Georgia, the Office of Government Relations works with members of the Georgia General Assembly as well as the Office of the Governor to secure funding for small capital and major projects. In addition, throughout the duration of the legislative session, the Office of Government Relations monitors legislative and fiscal proposals that may impact KSU students, faculty, staff, or research interests.
When applicable, the Office of Government Relations may also pursue partnerships between the University and state agencies for projects that impact the local community or the State of Georgia. This includes utilizing the University's many experts, capabilities, and resources to support state initiatives. The Office of Government Relations may also recommend KSU experts and students to testify before state legislative committees or participate in state study committees.