Applications are now available for the 2013 Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute
Apply Now to Facilitate, Intern, or Participate in the 2013 Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.
UIFI is the premier interfraternal leadership institute for undergraduate students and 2013 represents the 24th summer of UIFI and the program is as strong as ever. In 2013, the NIC will host 11 national sessions of UIFI as well as multiple campus and organization specific sessions.
At UIFI, students are given the opportunity and environment to develop the skills, awareness, and motivation necessary to elevate their chapter, council, or community. In the past year, 99% of UIFI graduates have said they would recommend the experience to a peer, and 98.7% indicated that UIFI not only deepened their commitment to the fraternal experience, but also that they are a better leader because of UIFI. This just begins to scratch the surface about the impact that UIFI has on nearly 1000 students each year. Help us make a difference by applying to facilitate or intern at UIFI 2013. If you know someone who is interested or would benefit from this experience, encourage them to attend by sending a UIFI postcard.
The NIC is now accepting applications for Facilitators and Interns for this coming summer through Febraury 28, 2013. To learn more about each role and the eligibility requirements, please click on the links above.
To view the session dates, an updated list of scholarship providers, and to complete a participant application, go to: www.nicindy.org/programs/UIFI. The early bird resitration deadline is April 28, 2013.
(Indianapolis, IN – May 7, 2013) The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) announced today that it joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s National Network, forming a partnership that will promote cybersecurity awareness to international and national fraternity organizations nationwide.
In support of the NIC’s mission to engage fraternity communities and campuses across the country, the Campaign will provide tools and resources to help undergraduate students navigate the cybersecurity issues relevant to them. This includes, for example, helping students manage their online identities, avoid fraud or phishing scams, and keep safe from cyber predators.
“As we adopt innovative electronics and spend more time online, Americans face increased risks to privacy and the security of our transactions,” said Bruce McConnell, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity (Acting) at the Department of Homeland Security. “With the help of the North-American Interfraternity Conference the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign will reach more Americans about their personal role in addressing cybersecurity risks. Through our joint efforts, we can help people across the country better protect themselves, their families, and their communities online.”
NIC President & CEO Pete Smithhisler shared, “Student safety is an area of importance in our work with 325,000 college fraternity men on more than 800 campuses. We are excited to be a partner with the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect Campaign in order to provide cutting edge resources to our students.”
The North-American Interfraternity Conference is a trade association representing 75 international and national men's fraternities. It serves to advocate for its member fraternities through enrichment of the fraternity experience; advancement and growth of the fraternity community; and enhancement of the educational mission of the host institutions. Through advocacy, collaboration, and education, the NIC works to ensure that fraternities can operate in an environment conducive to their success.
Stop.Think.Connect. is an awareness effort designed to help Americans practice safer online habits. DHS, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) lead the Campaign. The Campaign’s National Network is an alliance of non-profit organizations that promote cybersecurity awareness within their organizations and to their stakeholders.
For additional information please visit:
· North-American Interfraternity Conference (www.nicindy.org)
· Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign (www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect)
· National Cyber Security Alliance (www.staysafeonline.org)
The Fraternal Government Relations Coalition supports the Collegiate Housing & Infrastructure Act.
For Immediate Release: April 25, 2013
Contact: Brittany Fornof, 202.225.2231
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding H.R. 1449, the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act of 2013 (CHIA) that he recently introduced in the House:
“Unlike college and university owned housing, not-for-profit student housing entities are currently prohibited from using charitable contributions to build and maintain their facilities,” said Sessions. “That is why I have introduced the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act to eliminate this arbitrary distinction in our tax code and to make college more affordable for our nation’s students. CHIA will ensure that critical property improvements can be made to the affordable housing units that over 250,000 students call home during their college years.”
Nearly 100 student leaders from approximately 70 colleges and universities – including Baylor, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas – met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week to express their support for CHIA. In addition to college affordability issues, students articulated the need for life-safety upgrades, such as fire sprinklers, to not-for-profit housing in order to ensure a safer living environment for current and future residents.
“I urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to join me in supporting this bipartisan, cost-effective solution to help make college more affordable, reduce long-term student loan debt, create small business jobs nationwide and improve campus safety,” concluded Sessions.
200 members of NIC and NPC were on Capitol Hill visiting with Congressmen and Senators asking for their support of this legislation on April 24th.