This post is courtesy of Ohio Beta Abigail Camp.
While in Washington D.C. this past spring, I learned a great deal about myself as an individual and as a member of the Greek community. Although I already understood the importance of membership in Pi Beta Phi, the significance of the Greek community within the political sphere was otherwise unknown to me.
During my time spent training and mingling with other Greeks from around the country, I realized my passion for issues affecting our community and the goal of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act. If passed, this legislation will significantly improve the housing standards for Greek facilities thus creating a safer living environment for students.
Before this trip, I never realized the boundless opportunities that being Greek provides. No matter the letters of your organization, being Greek provided the students, alumni, and political officials with a common thread that connected us together. While representing our organizations, we were all simultaneously aware that we were a part of something much bigger than ourselves and our perspective chapters. We were all there for the common goal: to gain support for legislation that would not only protect the lives of our fellow Greeks but generations of students to come.
I am humbled to have been chosen as one of the representatives of Pi Beta Phi. Whether it was interacting with and learning from our amazing alumnae Sheila Consaul and Rebecca Randolph, or making friends with Sarah Czufin, it was great to meet sisters who share a similar passion for government, the political process and the fraternity.
To anyone interested in government or the political process, I would strongly encourage you to consider applying for this program. It was truly one of the most incredible and rewarding experiences I have had as an undergraduate student and collegiate member of Pi Beta Phi.
You can lobby Capitol Hill, too! Email your resume and cover letter to: Sheila Consaul, Pi Beta Phi FSPAC Representative, at Sheila_Consaul@hotmail.com and visit www.pibetaphi.org/governmentinitiatives for more information! HURRY … applications are due Friday, December 6.
During November, we asked our sisters to Instagram photos of their Read > Lead > Achieve posters that were mailed to them in the fall issue of The Arrow for our November Instagram contest. We loved seeing the submissions, as many came from philanthropic activities our chapters and clubs promoted and participated in the past month. It makes us so proud to see how much money was raised and how many hours were spent promoting literacy across North America — and for that we are most thankful.
Without further adieu, the winner is…
Congratulations to the North Carolina Alpha Chapter at the University of North Carolina. To learn more about the Eve Carson Memorial 5K for Education, please click here. Thanks to everyone who entered!