The Government & Community Relations division is the link between campus and community, and between the University and government. We work to build bridges between UCLA, the greater Los Angeles community and the government entities with which we interact each day by providing ideas, information, counsel and assistance. In the process, we seek to strengthen support for UCLA, the University of California and public higher education.

UCLA Advocates are volunteers who believe in the power of higher education and UCLA’s mission. They ensure that our voice is heard whenever UCLA communicates with the broader community.

Teaming with the Government & Community Relations staff, Advocates take the UCLA story to local, state and federal elected officials, government agencies and community leaders. They advocate for UCLA at our annual UCLA Day with Local Government, UC Day in Sacramento, and UCLA Day in Washington, D.C. and are a key part of our legislator and candidate-to-campus visits, legislative staff briefings and district outreach programs.