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Chief Operating Officer, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
Past UIFI Facilitator
I’ve worked for my fraternity since 2004.
In that time, I’ve been a part of many leadership and educational programs. I work with the talented team at DTD to educate our members, I attend conferences and meetings of other organizations to collaborate on interfraternal education, and I partner with other professionals both on- and off-campus to learn how we can provide education that benefits our host institutions. What we all want is for fraternity and sorority members to have the knowledge that makes them great contributors to their communities now and great leaders into the future.
With that common goal in mind, I believe the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) is the best collegiate leadership program available to students today. Throughout my career I’ve served as a UIFI facilitator and watched hundreds of students leave the UIFI experience with a different perspective and desire for change than when they arrived.
- It is an intense institute environment free from daily distractions and stress. Once you set foot within the institute you focus entirely on your organization’s values and your place within them. You learn about yourself and your organization more deeply than you could any other way. It is immersive. It is intentional. It is life-changing.
- Within your institute, you’re part of a small group of about 10 peers where you have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other future leaders of the fraternal movement. Old people like me are not the future of fraternity and sorority life. Young people, such as those attending UIFI, will bear the honor of stewarding our wonderful organizations forward to and for the next generation.
- You have the opportunity to learn from and be mentored by the best people in the fraternal world. UIFI session leaders and small group facilitators are competitively chosen from 100s of applications. Those mentors stick by you not just for your session, but for your entire life. Just last week I connected a former small group participant of mine with an employer in my area. He was a member of my small group in 2012—the relationships forged and lessons learned really last a lifetime.
I am constantly recommending UIFI to any collegian I meet, whether it be a Delta Tau Delta or a member of another organization, who believes in his or her future as a leader and wants to know how to reach their goals. It is a clear path to making the difference you want to see within your chapter, your organization, and within yourself.
The early-bird deadline is quickly approaching! UIFI registration costs will increase on Monday, April 23. Learn more about this transformative leadership experience and register at nicfraternity.org/uifi. Hundreds of scholarships are also available – find scholarship details here, including any application deadlines.