Reminder on congressional gift, meal, travel restrictions and lobbying disclosure requirements

As part of Vanderbilt’s efforts to comply with federal ethics regulations, each year the Office of Federal Relations distributes a reminder to the Vanderbilt community regarding federal lobbying contacts made using university resources, as well as gifts, meals and travel sponsorship for covered federal officials—namely, members of Congress and their staffs.

For more information about these regulations, read the Memo on Lobbying Activities and Gift Rules and complete the Lobbying Disclosure Form, if necessary.


Christina West, assistant vice chancellor for federal relations or (202) 216-4370

Crystal laster, administrative officer, Division of Public Affairs or (615) 343-2574