INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, several hundred Ivy Tech Community College students from each of Ivy Tech’s 14 regions will convene in Indianapolis to participate in the annual Ivy Tech Community College Day at the Statehouse event.
The purpose of the activity is to provide students with an opportunity to interact with state legislators, enhance their understanding of state government, strengthen their roles as citizens at the local, state, and national level, and to increase their feelings of connectedness to the College. The students will be joined by legislators for a luncheon, and during the day, students will have time to tour the Statehouse and to visit the House and Senate galleries.
Ivy Tech has coordinated a Day at the Statehouse for several years. Most of the students have previously never been to the Statehouse. Students have been encouraged to have questions ready to ask their legislators and many hope to discuss concerns especially relevant to Ivy Tech students.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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.