The Fraternal Government Relations Coalition (FGRC), comprised of the
and the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, is looking for
outstanding campus and chapter leaders to serve as advocates for the
fraternity and sorority community in Washington, D.C. This is a great
opportunity for any students who are interested in combining their fraternity
or sorority experience with their passion for politics. Each year, FGRC sends
student leaders to our nation's capital to advocate for legislation that is
important to the success of fraternity and sorority organizations across the
country. This year, Phi Kappa Psi will be sponsoring two brothers' trips to Washington, D.C. for this cause.
The Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA) is a bill that would help
make fraternity and sorority housing safer and more affordable for students.
Alumni and students have been working together for several years to gather
support for this bill by lobbying on behalf of the fraternity and sorority
community. Student participation is a crucial part in gaining support from
members of Congress who are eager to hear about students'
current experiences on campus and in fraternity and sorority housing.
This unique opportunity allows participants to experience Washington, D.C.
in a new way through direct interaction in the legislative process. Many past
participants have also found this to be a great opportunity for networking,
gaining a greater perspective on the political process and for some it has
been the launch of a career in public service!
The Congressional visits will take place in Washington, D.C on April 27-May
1, 2014. If selected, students will be expected to participate in prep work
leading up to training sessions and visits that will include securing letters of
support from their university's president, vice president or chancellor, as well
as passing a student government resolution in support of CHIA. It is also
important that students are aware that they will miss at least 3-4 days of
school that week and should be prepared to plan accordingly with their
professors during that time.
To apply, please submit an application here by December
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Amy
Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-457-6528.