Governmental Affairs

Invitations for Public Officials

This policy is established to ensure activities that are necessary to the operation and mission of Clemson University as a state agency and as directed by the Board of Trustees are carried out in a coordinated, efficient and ethical manner when those activities require involvement with the branches of federal and state government.

Any individuals or entities, during the course and within the scope of their responsibilities at Clemson University, who wish to issue invitations to the members or staff of the U.S. Senate or Congress, the South Carolina Governor’s office, state legislators, state boards, commissions, committees or affiliated staff members are requested to notify the Office of Governmental Affairs prior to issuance of such invitations. Invitation lists and addresses should be submitted to the Office of Governmental Affairs as soon as possible upon such notification.

It shall be the responsibility of the Governmental Affairs staff to determine the appropriateness of the invitation and communicate accordingly to the individuals submitting the information for the purpose of coordination. Subsequently, the Office of Governmental Affairs will determine the accuracy of the address information included on the invitation list and submit approval prior to mailing invitations.

*Please note, use of university facilities for political or campaign-related events is governed by a separate facilities use policy.