Alumni, students to meet legislators and rally at April 4 Capital Day

April 02, 2012

Alumni and students will team up for “Penn State Capital Day” on April 4 in Harrisburg, Pa., to make their case with legislators that the proposed 30 percent cut in Penn State’s appropriation needs to be substantially moderated to help keep Penn State public, affordable and strong.

Capital Day’s primary focus will be on individual meetings with Pennsylvania legislators where teams of Penn State alumni and students will convey the message that the proposed budget cut would jeopardize Penn State’s in-state tuition rates and its operations across the state.

In addition to individual meetings, Capital Day also will include a 1 p.m. “Rally in the Rotunda” and ice cream social to demonstrate support for Penn State, share how direct state support allows Penn State to offer reduced tuition for Pennsylvania resident students and maintain the strength of the Commonwealth campuses, which are increasingly important in terms of access and affordability to many Penn State students.

Capital Day is organized by the Penn State Alumni Association’s Grassroots Network, an education and advocacy group supporting Penn State; the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG), which represents Penn State students at 19 undergraduate campuses beyond University Park; the University Park Undergraduate Association; and the Graduate Student Association.

All Penn State alumni, students and friends are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information or to register, visit

  • The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building

    IMAGE: Tysen Kendig

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Last Updated April 03, 2012