December 9, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS—The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is excited to announce that educational experience leader Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) will be leading the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) for thousands of fraternity and sorority leaders. This action continues to enhance the long-standing collaborative partnership that exists between AFLV and the NIC.
“AFLV has long established itself as an expert in student learning experiences,” said NIC President and CEO Judson Horras. “With their focus on high-impact education for the fraternity and sorority community, Ryan’s team is the perfect fit to take UIFI to the next level.”
UIFI is the immersive living-learning fraternity/sorority experience where facilitators lead small groups of members from all organizations and councils. Since its inception in 1990, over 30,000 students have benefited from the ever-evolving curriculum which has increased students’ commitment to ritual, ability to develop a vision and confidence to create change.
AFLV will continue with plans to shift UIFI to a four-day institute with sessions to be held throughout the country. Student leaders will engage in experiential learning activities and deep, challenging conversations while building a community with fellow participants. True to AFLV, these leaders will challenge conventional wisdom, discover new solutions to critical problems and accelerate progress in their fraternity/sorority communities.
“We would like to thank the years of facilitators, interns and staff members whose efforts have made UIFI the premier fraternity/sorority leadership institute over the past 30 years,” said AFLV Executive Director Ryan O’Rourke.
“We are honored and excited to have UIFI become an AFLV experience. We look forward to working with leaders at all levels to continue to evolve and put a fresh spin on the program.”
The transition is effective January 1, 2021. AFLV intends to move forward with UIFI as soon as possible but will monitor the coronavirus pandemic’s impact before making scheduling decisions for 2021. For individuals who want to get involved with UIFI, please complete this interest form.
AFLV has more than 10 years of proven experience leading high-impact fraternity/sorority educational experiences. The association engages thousands of student leaders from more than 230 campuses annually, creating a broad reach to accelerate progress in fraternity/sorority communities.
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Ryan O’Rourke, Executive Director
Todd Shelton, Chief Communication Officer