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The General Counsel
The Office of
Guidance on Political Campaign-Related Activities
Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities
We summarize here “do’s” and “don’ts” of potential entanglements of colleges and universities, and their personnel, in campaigns for public office. The summary is not exhaustive and omits legal citations. It is based on judicial and IRS rulings under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; IRS guidance; and the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, as well as Federal Election Commission regulations that apply to colleges and universities.