Office of Government and Community Relations

The Office of Government and Community Relations (OGCR) serves the Institute by fostering MIT’s relationships with city, state, and federal agencies, elected officials, and civic leaders, as well as with representatives of community based organizations. The Office acts as a liaison between MIT and the local, state, and federal government, working closely with the Cambridge City Council, the General Court (legislature) of Massachusetts, and the United States Congress. The Office also maintains liaison with the executive branches of state and local government and with many of the executive agencies of the federal government, as well as with several education associations based in Washington, DC.

OGCR staff are available as a resource to members of the Institute community who need information or assistance with the government, and to MIT's neighbors who need guidance in their interactions with the Institute.

At the Institute, this Office is a communications link, a catalyst for action, and a resource for both MIT and the external community

To be a catalyst for action, the OGCR makes it easier for community-based organizations and individuals to connect with MIT, and for members of the MIT community to engage with community-based non-profit organizations and charitable causes.

Helpful links

Sarah Gallop, Co-Director
(617) 253-0942

Paul Parravano, Co-Director
(617) 253-3873

General questions
For general questions, please call (617) 715-5147.