The Office of Federal and Washington Relations serves as Notre Dame’s primary representative and spokesperson in the Nation’s Capital, enhancing the national and international visibility of our community’s vision, mission and priorities.
The office is the principal liaison between the University and Washington communities, helping to ensure Notre Dame’s thought leaders and research effectively inform national policy-making and debate. The office also provides campus leadership with advice and counsel related to potential federal policy and regulations that may impact the University.
As part of this unique mission, the office strengthens Notre Dame’s relationships with key constituencies throughout the Washington, DC area, including Congress, the Administration, federal departments and agencies, the media, higher education associations, and representatives of other colleges and universities. The office also serves as a resource and connection point for all members of the Notre Dame community, including faculty, current students, alumni and friends of the University.
Co-located with Notre Dame’s Keough School Washington Office, the Office of Federal and Washington Relations provides a hub for the Notre Dame community in the DC area. The University’s 5,000 square foot suite includes seminar, classroom and meeting space, as well as faculty offices and study areas.