Three Defiance College students and a staff member recently visited the Ohio Statehouse for Independent College Day sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio. Taking part from Defiance College were Tory Savage, Bryan; Jakob Adkins, Defiance; Sean Daley, Lima; and Jake Arnold, director of student activities and leadership. Students from Ohio’s private nonprofit colleges attended to focus on the importance of putting student aid needs in the forefront in Ohio’s upcoming budget. They converged at the Statehouse atrium with display tables featuring community projects, internship offerings, and degree programs that set them apart from other campuses. Students who participated in Independent College Day were able to tour the Statehouse, hear an update on the current political atmosphere in Ohio, and speak with legislators.