AICUP Day on the Hill is a one-day event that brings students from AICUP schools across the Commonwealth together at the Harrisburg Capitol to advocate on behalf of their institutions and the PA State Grant Programs.  It is a unique opportunity for participants to meet with legislators and see how the advocacy process works in Harrisburg.

The 2024 AICUP Day on the Hill had approximately 170 attendees from 23 different schools.  The students were able to experience the Capitol and learn a lot about the advocacy process while also making an impact with our state legislators.

It will be in a new legislative session starting January 2025 which means many new legislators and a little uncertainty about dates.  As of today, we are holding April 2nd and April 9th pending session schedule.

Event Details

  • April 2 or April 9, 2025 at the Harrisburg Capitol

  • Eastern U Student Shares Day on the Hill ’24 Experience

    This past April, I had the chance to travel to the state capital in Harrisburg, PA to meet with Pennsylvania State Representatives, alongside two other Eastern students, Hannah Bonanducci, ‘26, and Makenna Miller ’24. Our mission was to mobilize and convince these influential lawmakers…
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Register to be a 2025 AICUP Campus Coordinator!

More detailed Information will be available in January 2025.

AICUP on the Hill FAQs

The Harrisburg Capitol Main Rotunda. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and a press conference at Noon.

Yes! We begin Campus Coordinator meetings in January and hold them monthly until the event. These meetings cover everything from promoting the event on campus to scheduling legislative meetings and reviewing final talking points.

No, but if you have more than 4 or 5 people, you will want to let the legislator’s scheduler know so that they can find an office that will accommodate your group.

This depends on when the student’s meetings wrap-up. We do expect most to be done around 3:00 p.m.

Materials & Resources

Making the Case Cover

Making the Case

Making the case for independent, nonprofit education is easy once you know the economic and social impact AICUP schools make every single day.

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AICUP Economic Impact Report 2022

Economic Impact Report

There are over 90 schools within the AICUP consortium. Each year, they generate over $20 billion in economic impact for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These schools, their faculty, and their students are helping shape the future of our state’s economy.

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Student Aid is important because...

How to Be an Effective Advocate

Anyone can be an effective advocate, especially when they’re voicing support for a cause they believe in. Here are our tips to make an impact on the Hill.

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AICUP Impact

Economic Impact Study

View our 2022 updates to our Economic Impact Report.

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How You Can Be An Advocate

Images from Advocacy Week 2019 & 2021

Want to know more?

If you have questions about Advocacy Week or our annual AICUP on the Hill gathering, please contact us. We hope you’ll join us!