Office of Student Life : Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Government Relations

Role and Mission

Government Relations has a mission of representing the undergraduate student body by creating and upholding relationships with leaders at the local, state, and federal level in order to discuss and propose ideas for the betterment of our university. Internally, we strive to facilitate the initiatives of other USG committees and their relationships with legislative bodies by acting as the main communicator and lobbyist on their behalf. Externally, we assist students by taking their suggestions, research, and ideas to government officials for support and guidance.

Jacob Dretzka

Director of Government Relations

Pronouns: he/him/his


Jacob Dretzka is a third year Public Affairs and Political Science major from Galion, OH. Jacob has previously served as a Deputy Director in the Governmental Relations Committee. Outside of USG, Jacob is involved in the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, The Committee Academic Misconduct, College Democrats, and the John Glenn Civic Leadership Council. On campus, Jacob can commonly be found in the Grand Reading Room at Thompson Library.


Jake can be reached at

Projects & Policy

  • Bring Candidates to Campus

  • Voter Registration

  • College Affordability

  • Sexual Violence Legislation

  • Off-Campus Safety

  • Good Samaritan Legislation

Deputy Directors

Riley Alton

Abi McGowan

Sunder Sai