The Office of Governmental Relations serves as the primary liaison between Old Dominion University and all levels of government and works as an advocate for the University by building effective relationships with federal, state, and local governments. This includes bringing federal and state officials to campus to increase awareness of the University's research and educational programs and working closely with committee staff to provide information and testimony on legislative issues. In addition, this office provides information to the president regarding legislative initiatives and assists in developing federal, state and Board of Visitor legislative priorities.

Legislative Resources

Virginia General Assembly

The legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, and an upper house, the Senate of Virginia. 

Senate of Virginia

40 Senators are elected from separate and distinct districts for a term of four years. Learn about the inner workings of the Senate of Virginia.

Virginia House of Delegates

Learn about the 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates and how they are working for you.

Who is my Legislator?

Enter your home address or use map based navigation to learn who are your Virginia House and Senate representatives, as well as those in the U.S. House and Senate.

Federal Relations

The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 requires lobbying activity to be reported each quarter. Please contact Kristin Dini, Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations, if you have engaged in federal lobbying activities on behalf of the University. 


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Get Involved

Virginia State Capital Building

Advocacy Day

Join members of the Student Government Association (SGA) on a trip to Richmond for a tour of the Capitol and a chance to meet the Governor. This annual event takes place in early February. Space is limited. Training and transportation are provided. If you are interested, contact