Wildcat Interest Group

Putting the “Government” in Student Government, WIG is a program that represents Student Government Association's Governmental Relations division, an extension designed to lobby local, state, and federal legislators on behalf of the University's students, enhance civic awareness, promote civic engagement and build working relationships with national leaders.

WIG organizes voter registration drives, hosts political debates and speakers, and sponsors internships at all levels of government in an effort to bring Frankfort and Washington, D.C. to Lexington.

WIG’s flagship program, "Wildcats in Washington," provides summer internships in the offices of our nation’s capital. WIG has also expanded to include internships in leadership offices in Frankfort. This experiential education program has proved immensely beneficial to the students who have taken part, even leading to full time positions in federal congressional offices for some participants.  

The Government Relations branch also takes yearly trips to Washington, D.C. to meet with national leaders and serve as a liaison between students and our elected representatives. This past summer, the University of Kentucky organized and led a delegation of Kentucky public universities in a united effort to address challenges that face collective universities. This delegation had the opportunity to meet with many congressional leaders, including Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, and Representatives Andy Barr, Brett Guthrie, Thomas Massie, and John Yarmuth.  

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