Student Senate listens; state system schools invited to rally in Harrisburg

In its second meeting of the semester Feb. 5, the Student Senate met briefly to
discuss an upcoming state-system-wide event.

James Geiger, vice president for University Advancement announced the
upcoming Rally for Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Geiger said this event is a kind of replacement to Advocacy Day, which took
place in April of previous years.

In 2017, students from all state system schools
were invited to Harrisburg for Advocacy Day to talk to elected officials about
concerns they had about the system and individual universities.

The University will provide transportation to Harrisburg. Participating students will
leave Feb. 25 around 6 a,m. and return to the university around 6 that evening.

At the rally, students will gather on the steps of the capital building and have the
opportunity to visit with legislators.

Rally for PA, Geiger said, is an event to which each state system school has
been asked to send a busload of students. Geiger said at Clarion he is hoping for
a van full of students.

Students who attend the rally will later have the opportunity to communicate with
legislators from their hometowns.

In response to a student senator’s question, Geiger stated that there was very
little chance of meeting Governor Tom Wolf.

Any student interested in being a part of Rally for PA, contact student senate,, or Geiger at

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