Monday was ISU Day at the Indiana Statehouse.

Indiana State University students spent their day interacting with lawmakers.

Legislators were invited to meet with the students and look at their exhibits.

The exhibits showcased student research and work that they’ve done through projects like the American Democracy Project and alternative spring break.

The students also got to tour the statehouse.

However, more importantly, organizers say the students were able to make a direct connection with their elected representatives.

“It’s important for representatives to see and hear from their constituents, but it’s also important for constituents, like our students, to be able to see and understand, and to talk to the people who make policy decisions that govern their lives,” says Dr. Carly Schmidt with the Department of Political Science.

ISU Day at the Statehouse is an annual event organized by the American Democracy Project.