2018 Student Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Join hundreds of students from social work schools from all across the country for an exciting day in the nation’s capital! More than 400 students from 45 schools and departments of social work from 19 states participated in the 2017 Student Advocacy Day on the Hill held March 9, 2016. This event is sponsored by the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy and the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work at the University of Connecticut.

Students will be scheduled to visit the office of the Congressional Member representing the district that your school resides in. Students will also have the opportunity to visit the office of their local Congress Member or the offices of members of the Congressional Social Work Caucus. Congressional offices will be notified in advance of visits.

You will receive orientation information prior to your Hill Day visit. Below are links to information that will be useful for your visit to Capitol Hill.

Architect’s Virtual Capitol

Congress.gov

Lobby Day Tip Sheet

U.S House of Representatives

United States Senate

Who Can Attend?

Social work students and students of allied professions including, but not limited to, public health, nursing, and psychology at all levels–baccalaureate, masters and doctoral–are welcome to participate. Social work faculty, recent graduates and early career professionals are encouraged to attend. Complete the registration form and pay the $25 registration fee. Lunch is not included in the registration fee.