Students Get an Up-Close Look at the Senate

Students Get an Up-Close Look at the Senate

Thursday, December 5, 2013

You don’t have to be old enough to vote to get involved in your state government! The Indiana Senate Page Program provides a behind-the-scenes look at the General Assembly for students in grades six through 12.

Participants in the one-day page program take part in a wide variety of activities, such as interacting with their state senator, touring the Indiana Statehouse, watching live debate in the Senate Chamber and meeting other students who share their interest in state government.

The program runs from Jan. 6 to March 14, 2014, and students may serve as pages on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. The number of pages per day is limited, so interested applicants are encouraged to submit their requests early. Students who wish to page with a friend or sibling should submit their applications together.

The Senate Page Office will begin accepting applications on Dec. 13. To apply, write a letter or email your state senator, expressing interest in serving as a page. Letters can be addressed to the senator, c/o Indiana Senate, State of Indiana, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

To find out which senator represents your location, click here.

Orientation for pages begins at 8:30 a.m., and pages are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Students will take a break for lunch prior to the Senate floor session at 1:30 p.m. This is considered an excused absence from school.

We encourage all interested students to apply to be a page. This is a unique, hands-on experience in Indiana government, and our senators always look forward to interacting with students and teaching them about the Indiana State Senate.

For more information on the Senate Page Program, click here.