Be a Student Page for a Day at the Indiana House of Representatives

The Indiana House Page for a Day Program will begin registering students for the next legislative session in late December 2018. Please check back at that time to complete the application.

Sometimes the best way to learn about something is to look at it up close.

Young Hoosiers who are interested in government, law, politics and/or community involvement are invited to learn about Indiana state government by participating in the Indiana House Page for a Day Program at the Indiana Statehouse in downtown Indianapolis.

The paging experience includes a tour of Indiana's historic statehouse, a chance to observe the House of Representatives while in session, and an opportunities to meet and have your photo taken with your state representative.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

The Indiana House Page for a Day Program is designed for participation by K-12 students residing in Indiana who are at least 13 years of age.

When can I apply?

Indiana’s legislature meets from January to April in odd-numbered years and from January to mid-March in even-numbered years. We urge students to contact their legislator or fill out an online application in December or January to request a page program assignment.

How do I get to the Indiana Statehouse?

The Indiana Statehouse is located at 200 W. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. Participants in the student page program must secure their own transportation to the Statehouse.

Will I be excused from school?

Yes. Indiana law allows students to receive an excused absence once per legislative session upon completion of their service time in the Indiana House Page for a Day Program.

Can I participate on the same day as a friend or relative?

Staff can usually accommodate such requests. If two students would like to participate on the same day, please indicate that in the Special Requirements section of the application.

Is there a dress code?

Participants are expected to dress respectably and wear comfortable shoes. Jeans, t-shirts, athletic gear and short skirts/dresses are not permitted.