Congressional Visits


Members of Congress welcome conversations with their constituents, particularly with influential community leaders such as college presidents. Many members also like to visit with the leaders of their alma mater or of the institutions their children attend. These face-to-face meetings offer a valuable opportunity for college presidents to tell both their campus story and to discuss the many important issues facing private, nonprofit higher education.

Meetings on campus during state/district work periods are often more relaxed than meetings in Washington, DC, where hearings, votes and other matters limit the time elected representatives and staff have to spend with office visitors.

To help you in these discussions, NAICU offers prepared talking points for the various committees that deal most directly with higher education issues as part of our Home & Away initiative.

Below is a guide to the key steps to scheduling a meeting with Members of Congress, including:

Meeting on Campus
Meeting in Washington