2017 Iowa ACAC Visit the Hill


Des Moines, Iowa
Hosted by
Iowa ACAC Government Relations Committee and
                             The Iowa School Counselor Association


Visit the Hill is our annual advocacy experience for those who assist students in the college admission process at both the postsecondary and secondary levels. Students, from both levels, are also welcomed to attend this event as an excellent learning opportunity in how government works.

During Visit the Hill, participants will be provided the necessary training and information to help lobby for issues critical to the interests of students transitioning from high school to college. After lunch with other attendees and legislators, the group will head to the State Capitol to lobby with their state representative and senator.

There is no cost to participate in the Visit the Hill program. 

For more information, or to get involved with the Government Relations committee, contact Government Relations Chairperson Josh D'Amico at jdamico@mtmercy.edu


Iowa ACAC, and its Government Relations committee, want to provide professional school counselors the opportunity to not only attend Visit the Hill, but also bring students. Students will gain valuable information about State issues that directly influence their attendance in Iowa higher education institutions, and will have an opportunity to go to “The Hill” and meet directly with their legislators and discuss the impact these issues have on them. The scholarship will cover transportation expenses to and from the conference. The scholarship amount is up to $50 depending upon transportation costs.