Welcome to the North Carolina General Assembly House Page Program website.
This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the legislative process of our state. It is a four day long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working in the House Chamber in the midst of legislative action.
House Pages are important to the operation of the General Assembly as they assist the Members and staff of the House during the legislative session. They participate in daily sessions, committee meetings, and perform other duties including, but not limited to, delivering messages and materials within the legislative complex, answering phones in Representatives’ offices, and passing out documents or running errands in the House Chamber during daily sessions.
The selection process for this program is highly competitive. Official appointments are made by the Speaker of the House based on recommendations by individual Representatives. Each Representative is allotted a number of students he or she can sponsor each session. Students submit their application to their Representative who selects the individuals to be appointed by the Speaker. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Click on the links above or refer to the 2019 House Page Program Brochure for additional information.
Pages report to the House Page Office on Monday of the week they are to serve at 1:00 p.m. They will be on duty Monday evening, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. During weeks with holidays, Pages will be notified the week prior to serving if there is a change in the regular schedule.
Appropriate business attire is required of all House Pages. Young men are required to wear dress slacks, coats, ties, socks, and dress shoes at all times they are on duty. Young women must wear dresses, pantsuits, dress slacks, or skirts with blouses. Flat, comfortable shoes are preferred. Pages are sent a detailed description of appropriate dress when they are appointed to serve. Any Page who does not comply with the dress code will not be allowed to participate and may be sent home.
It is the responsibility of the Page’s parent or guardian to make lodging arrangements prior to coming to Raleigh. Pages may stay with family, friends, or host families. Host families provide lodging, breakfast, dinner, and transportation from Monday evening until 8:00 am Thursday morning at a cost of $100 per week. A complete list of host families and contact information will be included in the appointment packet.
Pages are paid a stipend of $150 per week to help pay expenses or, in lieu of payment, receive 30 hours of community service in accordance with their school community service policy.
If you have any questions about the House Page Program, please contact the House Page Supervisor, Sue Frederick, at (919) 733-5701 or email@example.com.
In order to be a House Page you must:
If appointed, the student will receive an official letter of appointment from the Speaker of the House along with a packet including all necessary information and materials. Read it immediately and respond as directed.