Congressional Hill Day

AACRAO Congressional Hill Day

Sept 23 -24

AACRAO's Congressional Hill Day allows members the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress and talk with different congressional aides about your work and share your perspective, as practitioners, on how policy can/would impact the work that you do on a daily basis. 

AACRAO Advocates will discuss the association's priorities for:

Advocates will also complete training to prepare them for Hill Day. Online sessions will be available covering:

  • What to expect
  • Mock Zoom interviews
  • How to meet with Congressional Offices

Members from the 36 states represented on the House and Senate education committees are strongly encouraged to apply. The states included are:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

The application period is now closed.

Timeline

July 2 | Last day to apply to AACRAO Hill Day

Early August | Selected AACRAO Advocates are announced

Last August | Training materials are available for AACRAO Advocates


Past AACRAO Hill Days

2019| 53 AACRAO advocates conducted over 100 meetings with congressional leaders.

2018 | 42 AACRAO Advocates met with over 80 members of the House Education and Workforce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee, representatives from their states, to discuss HEA Reauthorization, FERPA, The Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act, and the PROSPER Act.

Testimonials

Testomonials from Past Advocates

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AACRAO Hill Day Advocate Spotlight

Aug 9, 2021

AACRAO's 2021 Congressional Hill Day Advocates have been chosen.

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Apply for AACRAO’s Virtual Hill Day

Jun 14, 2021

AACRAO invites all members to participate in the 2021 Congressional Hill Day event.

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AACRAO 2021 Congressional Hill Day

Jun 1, 2021

AACRAO's 2021 Congressional Hill Day is coming this September and is in a virtual format.

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Building the Blueprint: AACRAO Hill Day 2019

Jul 8, 2019

A series of articles from early-career professionals navigating higher education.

Field Notes: Ready… Set… Advocate! 2019 AACRAO Hill Day

Jun 25, 2019

53 AACRAO advocates had over 100 meetings with congressional leaders. A first-time attendee shares her eye-opening experience.

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A moving testimony about the work AACRAO members do

Aug 3, 2018

"Our work is important and meaningful for students, and our organizations are critical to maintaining consistency in higher education, and being innovative in solving higher education issues," writes Arturo Torres, AACRAO Leadership attendee.

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Leadership, learning and laughter

Jul 2, 2018

Advocating on Capitol Hill, reviewing the Strategic Plan, and playing foursquare.

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AACRAO Leadership returns to Capitol Hill

Jun 18, 2018

With Senators and Representatives, AACRAO will discuss HEA Reauthorization, FERPA, the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act, and the PROSPER Act.