Community & Government Relations > Government


The Office of Community & Government Relations (CGR) manages DePaul University's relationship with the state of Illinois. This includes supporting legislation for grants and other financial assistance for students and funding for projects and programs to benefit the DePaul community. CGR tracks legislation in Springfield that impacts the university. The office also coordinates DePaul's response to state requirements on ethics regulations and maintains the university's relations with the state senators and representatives who represent the districts in which our campuses are located.

CGR is DePaul's liaison with the federal government. We work with our senators and representatives to support legislation for higher education. We work with the DePaul Career Center to obtain information on careers in the federal government for students. CGR  works with our senators and representatives to make sure that DePaul's voice is heard on all issues affecting higher education.

Elected Officials:

  • JB Pritzker, IL Governor
  • Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of the City of Chicago​
  • Dick Durbin, US Senator
  • Tammy Duckworth, US Senator
  • Mike Quigley, US Congress
  • Lamont Robinson, US Congress
  • John Cullerton, IL State Senate
  • Michele Smith, 43rd Ward Alderman (Lincoln Park)
  • Sophia King, 4th Ward Alderman (Loop)​
  • Brendan Reilly, 42nd Ward Alderman (Loop)
  • Pat Dowell, 3rd Ward Alderman (South Loop)


Voting is both your constitutional right and your civic responsibility. Registering to vote is simple and takes just a few minutes. Be sure you are regis​tered to vote for election season.

College students who vote make a difference:

  • The youth vote accounts for nearly one-fifth (19%) of national turnout in elections.

  • Youth (18-29) voter turnout was 50% in the 2016 Presidential election.

  • In the 2016 election, 66% of youth voters had college experience.

Helpful Links

Federal, State, and Local Links​​

United States (portal to all federal branches and agencies)

The White House

The President's Initiatives​

United States Senate

United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

US House of Representatives

US House of Representatives Office of the Clerk

US House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor

US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

US Department of Education

The Supreme Court

The State of Illinois

Illinois General Assembly

City of Chicago

Cook County​​​