Celebrating 30 years of UIFI!

Now more than ever, we need passionate students who want to advance their own leadership potential while collaborating with peers to ensure a positive fraternity/sorority experience – not only for members, but also for the campuses we call home. We want our communities and organizations to thrive, and to be known for the values upon which we were founded. We also want to provide an experience that inspires confidence and success, whether it be in the classroom, at an organization meeting, leading a campus-wide effort, or taking a new job.

UIFI is for any collegiate fraternity or sorority member with the desire to be a strong leader and who believes in the fraternal experience. Attendees do not have to hold a formal leadership role or specific office.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Along with many of you, the NIC team has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 over the past two weeks. Through this time, we have been in close communication with our various partners throughout the fraternal community and higher education as we have all worked to effectively navigate our evolving environment with a focus on health and safety concerns and supporting our partners.   

Due to health and safety guidance around COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel the announced national sessions of UIFI.  

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If you have immediate questions, contact Jackie Hackett.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

At UIFI, students learn with and from peers who belong to various organizations and councils. Through exploration of critical issues in thought-provoking activities, the program is intended to help identify the leader you want to be and where you can make the most impact in your chapter, council or community. Together you’ll define the challenges that our communities face today, and leave excited to address those challenges back on campus – all while developing skills that are useful in and out of fraternity and sorority life. Multiple UIFI sessions are scheduled throughout each spring and summer.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

UIFI is an immersive living-learning experience. Facilities are rented for the duration of the program, where students and facilitators move in for the week and are broken into “chapters.” Chapters consist of fraternity men and sorority women representing all different organizations and councils, and are led by two facilitators. Chapters spend the entire week with their facilitator team participating in activities, having tough but important discussions about the state of the fraternity and sorority experience, doing a service project together and much more.

Past Participants Say:

  • 99% say they are better leaders because of UIFI
  • 100% say they will positively impact their chapters as a result of UIFI
  • 98% have a deeper commitment to fraternity/sorority life after the program
  • 75% are likely to run for a chapter leadership position

“My perspective on Greek Life has completely changed. I didn’t understand what it meant to be in a fraternity, but UIFI educated me on the importance of the principles. I built true friendships all in the fraternal context, which showed me what I need to prioritize when I approach my chapter and fraternity/sorority life as a whole on my campus.”

— 2019 UIFI Participant

READY TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN FRATERNITIES & SORORITIES?

If you’re a student looking for more information about how you can be a part of UIFI and the evolution of the fraternity and sorority experience, look no further. Here you’ll find details on finding a scholarship for UIFI from your campus, organization or the NIC, as well as general costs to attend.

UIFI helps elevate your leadership skills and ignite change.

All national sessions are held in Bloomington, Indiana. If you have questions, please email edprograms@nicfraternity.org.

Download a resource or watch a video that outlines the information that will be needed to register via FS Central.

SUBSTANCE-FREE EXPECTATION

UIFI is a drug- and alcohol-free program. No drugs of any kind are tolerated, no exceptions. All participants, regardless of legal drinking age, are not to bring or consume alcohol at any point during the program. Violation of this policy results in expulsion from the session.

UIFI COSTS

2020 program costs are outlined below. If you have questions, email edprograms@nicfraternity.org.

The UIFI registration fee includes all meals, lodging, and materials for the program. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.

Registration Rates for Participant from IFC Dues Paying Campus (per person):
Before Early-bird Deadline: $600
After Early-bird Deadline: $675

Registration Rates for Participant from Non-IFC Dues Paying Campus (per person):
Before Early-bird Deadline: $675
After Early-bird Deadline: $750

GET FUNDING TO ATTEND UIFI

Many fraternal organizations and foundations, councils and campuses provide full or partial scholarships to attend UIFI because they believe in the profound impact it makes on members. Funding may even be available through your council or chapter. We encourage you to explore these options with your organization and/or fraternity and sorority life office/council.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We encourage you to connect with your campus and council to discuss any specific opportunities that may be available for future sessions.

Click the organization name to open an email message to the scholarship coordinator or take you to scholarship page for questions specific to that organization.

Acacia
Alpha Chi Rho
Alpha Kappa Lambda
Beta Theta Pi 
Chi Omega
Chi Psi
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Tau Delta
FarmHouse Fraternity
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Psi
Phi Mu Delta
Pi Beta Phi
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Alpha Mu 

Sigma Kappa
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Theta Chi
Theta Phi Alpha

If you are a representative of a fraternity, sorority or foundation wishing to provide scholarships, contact Jackie Hackett at jackie.hackett@nicfraternity.org.

Serving as a Student Coordinator at UIFI can be an awesome experience for a UIFI graduate. This is an opportunity to give back and contribute to the learning of your interfraternal brothers and sisters from across North America. UIFI Student Coordinators play a critical role in the program, from managing much of the logistical support for a session to delivering testimonials, which are consistently viewed as a highlight of the UIFI experience.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE A UIFI STUDENT COORDINATOR?

UIFI Student Coordinators must be graduates of the institute and be an undergraduate student involved in fraternity/sorority life. Students graduating from their institution in the spring/summer of 2020 are eligible and encouraged to apply for 2020 UIFI sessions. Campus/fraternal industry professionals and non-students are not eligible to apply.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE UIFI STUDENT COORDINATOR?

The primary role of the Student Coordinator is to provide logistical support to ensure a positive UIFI experience for facilitators and students participating in the program. Student Coordinators may also assist with experiential activities and other curriculum components as part of the session leadership team along with the Lead Facilitators and NIC staff.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

The 2020 application period has closed. If you have questions, please email edprograms@nicfraternity.org.

Each UIFI session is facilitated by a team of volunteer facilitators who work or volunteer in fraternity and sorority life and are committed to holistic development of fraternity and sorority leaders. Many facilitators return to UIFI each summer as a way to not only serve others, but also a way to recharge personally and professionally over the summer.

The 2020 application period has closed. For questions, email edprograms@nicfraternity.org.

Thank you for your assistance in promoting UIFI among your students! Below are some graphics and resources to assist you.

For questions or specific resources, contact the NIC’s communication team.

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