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Harrison Power – California, Berkeley

Chapter Change Agent

Road to Greatness

Brother Harrison Power, who hails from Chico, California, joined Phi Delta Theta as a freshman during the Fall 2014 semester at UC Berkeley. Brother Power is passionate about better understanding the workings of government, societal institutions, and politics; to achieve a greater command of this topic of interest, he has opted to pursue a degree in Political Science, and he is interested in pursuing a law degree in the future.

In his time at Berkeley, Brother Power has not only committed to learning about government and politics through an academic lens but has also committed himself to becoming a better scholar of political science/government through public service. During the past summer, Brother Power served as Intern in the Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, where he handled constituent casework and assisted with research in the San Francisco office. Further more, during high school, Brother Harrison served as an Interpretive Intern Ranger in the National Park Service at the Lassen Volcanic National Park, where he would help plan park visits, staff the Visitor Center and lead groups through park tours.

Within Phi Delta Theta, Brother Power quickly involved himself with chapter affairs, holding the position of Philanthropy Chair, Warden, House Manager and Recruitment Chairman. As the Fall 2016 Recruitment Chairman, Brother Power was responsible for recruiting a 13-man Phikeia class, the largest class in recent chapter history. Due to his renewed involvement in chapter affairs, Brother Power was elected as Chapter President for 2017. In his first month as President, Brother Power has completely overhauled chapter bylaws in order to closely mirror chapter operations and to improve chapter efficiency. Additionally, he has worked with Executive Committee of the chapter to draft and successfully pass a set of bylaws establishing a Judicial Board and an internal review structure for the chapter to ensure that the internal workings of the chapter are consistent with a growing brotherhood.

Brother Harrison has also been involved with the Inter-Fraternity Council through his role as a member on the Standards Board, where he collaborated with other members to review potential standards violations and to create positive resolutions that would allow for the Greek community to continually improve itself and hold itself to a higher standard. In all, Brother Power’s commitment to public service, academics, and fraternity life prove that he is on the ‘Road to Greatness.’

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