Each year, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
hosts an annual public policy event to connect State System leaders,
students, and alumni with Pennsylvania’s General Assembly for a full day of
insightful meetings in the state capitol. This year, the State System hosted Advocacy Days in Harrisburg on
April 9 and 10, 2019.
Last Wednesday, IUP joined the State System community as
part of the annual State System Advocacy Days in Harrisburg.
On Tuesday, students participated in a panel
discussion regarding advocacy and the State System. The panel included IUP alumnus and former
House Leader David Reed, as well as several other State System alumni.
On Wednesday, students, faculty, and staff
met with legislators in the capitol to discuss the importance of keeping IUP
and the State System affordable and the need for continued investment in the
IUP was represented by six
students (three undergraduate and three graduate):
The students were able to meet with nine representatives:
The students shared their unique stories
regarding the positive impact IUP and the State System has had on their
lives. The goal was to reinforce the
importance of legislatures to keep investing in the state system of education.