Do you know a student who wants to get more engaged in state government and learn more about what makes Indiana tick?
Page Day with the Indiana Senate on Wednesday, Jan. 22, gives students an opportunity to learn about their state government and how bills become law. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet their legislator.
The program is open to high school students who have reliable transportation to and from the Indiana Statehouse on Jan. 22. Page Day is considered an excused absence and a school excuse letter will be sent home with the student.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Page Day?
Page Day is an interactive, educational experience that allows high school students to witness state government in action.
What kind of activities take place during Page Day?
Students will tour Indiana’s historical Statehouse, learn about their state’s government and pass legislation of their own during a mock bill activity.
What about missing school?
Indiana law allows Hoosier students to serve as a page one day per legislative session and receive an excused absence from school. The Senate will provide the necessary documentation.
What should pages wear?
- Ladies: Suggested options include skirts or dresses (no shorter than fingertip length), dress slacks, blouse or sweater. If you wear leggings you must wear a fingertip-length top. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes.
- Gentlemen: Suggested options include a suit or dress slacks with belt, a collared shirt, sweater or sport coat with collared shirt. Ties are recommended but optional. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes.
What NOT to wear?
- Ladies: Jeans, halter/tank tops/sleeveless tops, low cut/midriff-showing tops, mini-skirts/dresses, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip flops.
- Gentlemen: Jeans, low slung pants, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip flops.
How does check-in, check-out work?
Pages should plan to arrive at the Senate page office by 8:30 a.m., for registration and orientation. Pages will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. At the end of the day parents should wait outside the page office until students are released.
Is lunch provided?
Yes. Lunch will be provided for students by Indiana Electric Cooperatives.
Will I get a picture with my legislator?
We will work with Senate staff and do our best to make sure students receive a photo with their legislator. Pictures taken by the Senate photographer will be mailed to students and will be available to view on IndianaSenatePage.com.