2020 details coming soon! Look for exciting updates as we celebrate 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.

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.

Registration will open soon for the 2020 program. Dates and locations for summer 2020 will be announced in fall 2019. If you have questions, please email edprograms@nicfraternity.org.

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

2019 costs shown here as a guideline. 2020 program costs may change.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: $575
After Early-bird Deadline: $650

Registration Rates for Participant from Non-IFC Dues Paying Campus (per person):
Before Early-bird Deadline: $650
After Early-bird Deadline: $675

FACILITATING AT UIFI

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 student leaders. Many facilitators return to UIFI regularly as a way to not only serve others, but also a way to recharge personally and professionally over the summer.

Each session will also have two student coordinators who are current undergraduate leaders and graduates of UIFI. The student coordinator role is designed to support the success of the program and participants while contributing to the UIFI learning environment.

For questions about facilitation opportunities, email edprograms@nicfraternity.org.

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

The following organizations provided scholarships for their members to attend UIFI in 2019. 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.

In addition to the list below, many campuses offer scholarships, and we encourage you to connect with your campus and council to discuss any specific opportunities that may be available for future sessions.

Acacia
Alpha Phi
Beta Theta Pi 
Chi Omega
Delta Gamma 
Delta Sigma Phi
Delta Tau Delta
Delta Upsilon
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Psi
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Alpha Mu 

Sigma Kappa
Sigma Sigma Sigma
Theta Chi
Theta Phi Alpha
Triangle 
Zeta Beta Tau

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.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

2020 session applications will open in late fall. 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. For questions or interest in facilitating, email edprograms@nicfraternity.org.

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