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Office of Government and
Community Relations

Wilson Hall, Room 123
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-3682

A group of students posing for a photo with the Grizz bear mascot.

Grassroots Grizzlies Advocacy Network

Welcome to the Grassroots Grizzlies Advocacy Network website. The purpose of this homepage is to provide Oakland University students, faculty, staff, alumni and other supporters with links to pertinent and timely information about higher education, government as well as budget and public policy matters that might be of particular interest to them. Content includes videos, testimonies, legislation, interviews, newsletters and links to other related sites. The goal is to inform and empower OU advocates with the resources and tools they need to engage in meaningful conversations and discussions about issues that are important to Oakland University.

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By signing up you will receive communications from OU’s government relations team

To find your representative, visit the State of Michigan website.

Help Support the Strive for 45 Campaign

Oakland University has embarked on a bold campaign to reimagine what is possible in Michigan, to stand up for our students and higher education funding in Michigan.

Despite being one of the fastest-growing universities in the state, Oakland University ranks last in how much it is funded per student. As a state, Michigan spends more on incarcerating its citizens than it does on higher education funding.

To learn more on how you can help, please visit the Strive for 45 information page.

OU Day at the Capitol

OU Day at the Capitol 2021 Virtual

Watch the Advocacy Training Video with State Senator Rosemary Bayer.

Missed OU Day? Watch a video of OU Day at the Capitol 2021.

Get MI Degree

Get MI Degree is geared toward both students and their parents on how to get started when looking into school and also how to pay for it — what options are out there.


For information on the Grassroots Grizzlies, contact:

Bonnie Bochniak
State Relations Director
(517) 643-6074