The year 2013 is also the 100 year anniversary of the suffrage procession; 5,000 women marched on Capitol Hill demanding the right to vote in 1913. This unique opportunity, especially during our Centennial anniversary year, allows participants to experience Washington, D.C. in a new way through direct interaction in the legislative process.
"It was amazing...we learned how to get right to the point, address concerns and relate to the specific needs of lawmakers' constituents," says past Phi Sigma Sigma Lobbyist Erin Keenan (Gamma Zeta Chapter at the University of Rhode Island). To do that, she explains, "Students researched the senators and representatives they'd been assigned to meet the next day - usually from the states where they attended college."
Many other participants have also found this to be a great opportunity for networking and gaining a greater perspective on the political process. "The entire experience was truly exciting - for both the Phi Sig collegians and alumnae representatives who attended," says long-time Fraternity leader Gina Kerley (Delta Gamma Chapter at San Francisco State University).
If selected, students will be expected to participate in prep work leading up to the training sessions and Congressional visits in Washington, D.C., which will take place April 21-25, 2013.
Phi Sigma Sigma and the National Housing Corporation are generously sponsoring two collegians to participate. This is an incredible, impressive way to bolster your resume while supporting Greek causes and Phi Sigma Sigma at the same time!