3/1/11 -- The North-American Interfraternity Conference is pleased to announce that a record number of individuals have applied to serve as a Facilitator or Intern for the 2011 Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). NIC President and CEO, Pete Smithhisler states "All of us at the NIC are extremely grateful for the support that so many of our interfraternal friends and colleagues continually provide to the fraternal movement by volunteering their time and talent to ensure a premier educational experience for the nearly 1200 students from across North America that will experience UIFI this summer."
UIFI facilitators play a critical role in the educational process that occurs at UIFI. Over 325 fraternity/sorority professionals, volunteers, and advocates from across the country have applied to facilitate at UIFI and volunteer their time to the development of the students in attendance. The role of the facilitator is to assist participants in developing key leadership skills, foster a heightened awareness of critical issues, and help students apply their newly refined skills to the issues confronting them and their community.
Additionally, more than 150 UIFI graduates applied to serve as an Intern for the program. Serving as a UIFI Intern is a unique interfraternal and educational experience for each of the 26 undergraduate interns selected for UIFI 2011. UIFI Interns are selected based upon their ability to translate their UIFI experience into values-based action that results in positive change within their chapter and overall fraternity/sorority community.
The NIC will host 10 national sessions of UIFI this summer on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. This will be complemented by five population specific sessions held throughout the summer. Participant applications to attend UIFI are currently available. For more information about UIFI and to complete an application, please visit www.nicindy.org.
For 22 years, UIFI has been the premier interfraternal leadership institute for undergraduate fraternity men and sorority women. The goal of UIFI is to provide students with the awareness, skills, and commitment to be ethical leaders who are committed to living their fraternal values and elevating the chapters, councils, and communities.