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UKSGA’s Government Relations program is designed to help fulfill the part of SGA’s mission that reads “to protect and expand student substantive and procedural rights’ and to better represent the student body in relations with the faculty, administration, Board of Trustees, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” Our program has initiatives 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.

  • SGA 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.
  • SGA also provides voter registration services to students through its’ partnership with TurboVote.  Students can register to vote or change their voter registration, and TurboVote does the rest!  Everything can be done online by clicking here!
  • Our division’s flagship internship program provides spring and summer internships in the offices of our nation’s capital. We have also expanded to include internships in leadership offices in Frankfort and Congressional field offices in Lexington. 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.