The Office of State Relations serves as the primary liaison between Indiana University and the legislative and executive branches of Indiana government, including the Indiana General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the State Budget Agency, and other relevant units of state government. The State Relations team also works closely with other universities and higher education groups in Indiana.

Rachel Green, Senior Advisor to Indiana University's Culture of Care, provided testimony to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on November 13, 2014 at the IUPUI Campus Center. Rachel spoke about the efforts Indiana University has undertaken to reduce the occurence of sexual assault through promoting a culture of education, responsibility, and respect. [Photo Credit: State Representative Christina Hale]

Representatives from the IU School of Social Work at IU South Bend provided testimony to the Commission on Improving the Status of Children's Substance Abuse and Child Safety Task Force on June 25, 2014. Pictured from Left to right: Nicole Leiter (School of Social Work MSW student), Senator Randy Head, Emily Sussman (School of Social Work MSW student), John Gallagher (School of Social Work Faculty), Mike Deranek (School of Social Work alum).

President Michael McRobbie (center) talks with Indiana Governor Mike Pence (right) and Representative Peggy Mayfield (left) at the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's Governor's Luncheon on June 10, 2014.

IUSA members Michelle Chung (left) and Jose Mitjavila (right) join Representatives Peggy Mayfield (second from left) and Bob Heaton (Second from right) for a photo during the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's Governor's Luncheon on June 10, 2014.

Co-chair of the IU Culture of Care Steering Committee Rachel Martinez (left) and IUSA President Andy Braden (right) meet with Representative Christina Hale (center) at the Indiana State House on May 19, 2014.

Becca Polcz, the Director for Government Relations, and IU Student Association leaders, Jose Mitjavila, Andy Braden, and Chris Kauffman join Governor Mike Pence, Senator Jim Merritt, Representative Jud McMillin, Representative Christina Hale, and others, as SEA 227 Alcohol and Medical Emergencies; Crime Studies is signed into law, April 30, 2014.

IU student government leaders from IU Bloomington, IU Northwest, and IU South Bend join student government leaders from other Indiana institutions of higher education at Student Government Day at the State House, April 25, 2014.

IU Director of Veterans Support Services Margaret Baechtold, joins Governor Mike Pence, Superintendent Glenda Ritz, Senator Sue Glick, Senator Dennis Kruse, Senator Frank Mrvan, Representative Jim Baird, Representative Doug Gutwein, Representative Karlee Macer, Representative Charles Moseley, Representative Dennis Zent, and others, as SEA 331 Second Service for Veterans is signed into law, April 22, 2014.