The Office of Institute Relations is Georgia Tech’s primary connection to federal, state, and local governments, communities, and businesses. IR works to ensure Georgia Tech’s strategic priorities receive recognition and support from local, state, and federal government partners. Through active advocacy and relationship-building, IR is centered on enhancing the image of Georgia Tech, building support for its causes and serving the state of Georgia. Through campus visits, district visits, and briefings at the State Capitol and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., IR showcases Georgia Tech’s tradition of excellence. This presentation will provide an overview of the office's four main departments and who they serve, as well as information about the office’s role with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.