AACRAO 2021 Congressional Hill Day

June 1, 2021
  • Leadership and Management
  • Meetings, Workshops, and Trainings
  • advocacy
  • Hill Day
Group of AACRAO members standing infrom of the U.S. Capitol building.

AACRAO's 2021 Congressional Hill Day is coming this September. Hill Day is in a virtual format this year, giving greater access to members who may not have been able to attend the in-person event previously.

AACRAO’s Hill Day is an opportunity for members to connect with congressional aides about higher education perspectives, policy, and ensure that decision-makers are aware of member issues.


Who should attend

Members from the 36 states represented on the House and Senate education committees are encouraged to participate.

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
  • Tennesee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin



Thoughts from members on past Hill Day gatherings:

“Our AACRAO national office did a fantastic job organizing the visits with numerous House and Senate members who hold positions on congressional education committees...”

“...As they get to know more about these issues, they will make us part of the conversation and look to us as a resource when making decisions about higher education legislation.” 

How to attend

Applications via invite for attendance will open in early June and all participants will need to view online sessions covering “What to expect”,  “Mock Zoom Interview”, and “How to meet with congressional offices”. Participants will have two weeks to view and complete these sessions prior to attending Hill Day.

Visit AACRAO’s Hill Day page to learn more and sign-up to receive updates.


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