Each year, hundreds of students from across the State
have the opportunity take part in the Oklahoma House of Representatives High School
Page Program. Pages are assigned for one week, Monday through Thursday, during the
legislative session beginning the first Monday in February through the last Friday
Pages begin their duties on Monday morning with an orientation session to become
familiar with the Capitol building and their duties for the week. Other mornings,
Pages will hear a guest speaker or attend a meeting. Each day begins at 8 a.m. and
ends at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Serving as a Page includes working in the House Chamber each day during session,
running errands for the Representatives and House staff and taking part in the House
Page Mock Legislature.
Hotel accommodations and chaperones are provided for students living outside of
the Oklahoma City metro area. Hotel Pages are bused to and from the hotel every
day. All Pages are responsible for their own lunch and dinner. A snack bar is located
inside the Capitol for lunch purchases, or students may bring a lunch.
Pages are not permitted to leave the Capitol building during work hours and are
closely supervised at all times.
The House Page Mock Legislature
Tuesday evenings, House Pages participate in the House Page Mock Legislature program.
The mock legislature is held in the House Chamber, 4th Floor of the State Capitol
Building. Immediately following work that day, Pages are taken to a restaurant for
dinner and then return to the Capitol for the mock legislature. Pages elect their
own officers and the House staff guides them through the mock legislative process.
Parents are encouraged to attend and should park and enter on the west side of the
Capitol. The Capitol Photographer will take photos during the event and all Pages
will receive copies.
A professional appearance is expected.
Ladies should wear blouses and slacks. Sheer, backless, sleeveless, low-cut or midriff
garments are not appropriate. The chamber is cool so sweaters or light jackets
may be needed.
Gentlemen are required to wear a dress shirt, a tie, a suit or sports coat and slacks.
Hats or caps are not appropriate. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended and athletic
shoes are acceptable. All visible tattoos must be covered.
The Page Program is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. To request
an application to serve as a House Page, contact your local State Representative's
office by calling the Oklahoma House of Representatives at (405) 521-2711 or toll
free at (800) 522-8502.