In addition to its involvement with the TAG program, CICV monitors legislative and regulatory actions which affect Virginia private colleges. CICV staff members are present in Richmond during the General Assembly session and review proposed legislation for potential impact on member institutions. Where appropriate, CICV seeks the passage of legislation which benefits its institutions and students. CICV also maintains a close working relationship with various administrative agencies which regulate and interact with higher education in Virginia.
Every year, Virginia Private Colleges organize a student advocacy day at the Virginia General Assembly. Thanks for TAG! Day affords private college students the opportunity to visit the General Assembly Building and meet with legislators. Participants also have the option to tour the recently restored Virginia Capitol and sit in the House or Senate gallery to be introduced by the legislative members representing their college.
In addition to Thanks for TAG! Day, there are many opportunities available for students at Virginia private colleges to gain state government exposure and experience: