The Office of Government Relations at the University of South Florida serves as the official liaison between the University and local, state, regional and federal governments. The office monitors the Florida legislative process to help ensure that the University's legislative priorities are implemented and realized. The office also strives to strengthen relationships with elected officials and provide assistance to legislators and legislative staffs when it comes to university issues. Lastly, the office works to communicate key legislative information to USF students, alumni, faculty and staff.
The University of South Florida's service area includes the counties of Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota.