Ivy Tech sends largest group of students to Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, February 24, more than 450 Ivy Tech Community College students from each of Ivy Tech’s 14 regions convened at the Indiana Statehouse to participate in the Ivy Tech Day at the Legislature. Many students met at Ivy Tech’s downtown campus and departed together by motor coach to the South government center auditorium.

Students spent the morning listening to talks from speakers including Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder, Speaker of the House Patrick Bauer, Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. and Secretary of State Todd Rokita. Afterward, students joined by more than 40 legislators for a luncheon in the Statehouse Rotunda. Students then had the opportunity to take tours of the Statehouse and sit in on sessions in the viewing galleries.

Ivy Tech has coordinated a Day at the Legislature for the last ten years and has seen more participants this year than in any previous year—approximately 200 more than last year—most of whom have never been to the Statehouse. Students were encouraged to have questions ready to ask their legislators and many discussed concerns especially relevant to Ivy Tech students.

Below is a complete list of the number of students attending from Ivy Tech’s 23 campuses:

Gary, East Chicago, Valparaiso and Michigan City campuses – 55 students
South Bend, Elkhart and Warsaw campuses – 33 students
Fort Wayne campus – 33 students
Lafayette campus – 8 students
Kokomo and Logansport campuses – 19 students
Muncie, Marion and Anderson campuses – 28 students
Terre Haute campus – 15 students
Indianapolis campus – 37 students
Richmond campus – 12 students
Columbus campus – 124 students
Lawrenceburg and Madison campuses – 5 students
Evansville campus – 21 students
Sellersburg campus – 15 students
Bloomington campus – 50 students

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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