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.

Dylan Ratliff

Director of Government Relations

Pronouns: he/him/his


Dylan is a third year from Powhatan, Virginia, studying Public Management, Leadership, and Policy and Political Science, with a minor in History. He has previously served un USG as both a committee representative and Deputy Director in Government Relations. 

Outside of USG, Dylan is also involved in College Republicans, Block O, Sportsmanship Council, and the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars program. On campus, he can most likely be found in the USG office in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service, or watching the Buckeyes play. His favorite Ohio State traditions are singing Carmen and beating That Team Up North! When he’s not on campus, he is likely working at the Ohio Statehouse, or enjoying the local Columbus food scene.

Dylan can be reached at

Projects & Policy

Deputy Directors

Coop Cooper.2648, (He/Him)

Claire Krafka.5 (She/Her)*

Jacob Spiegel.66 (He/Him)

Seth Williamson.635 (He/Him)

*Denotes the committee’s legislative coordinator with the General Assembly