The Office of University Relations (OUR) is responsible for advancing the UW System’s mission through communications and stakeholder engagement.

The University Relations team is comprised of six unique yet integrated units: strategic communications, state relations, federal relations, economic development, business and entrepreneurship, and public policy and service. The University Relations team works with the news media, elected officials, business and community leaders and other key external audiences, as well as directly with UW System Administration units and individual UW institutions.

OUR’s objective is to improve public awareness of, accessibility to, and appreciation for the UW System and its member institutions.

OUR assists the Office of General Counsel in responding to public records requests.