Once again the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Fraternity and Sorority Council will be offering scholarships for community members to attend UIFI (Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute) this summer. UIFI is an incredible opportunity to meet fraternity and sorority members from across North America, develop leadership skills, and learn more about what it truly means to be a Greek member.
Help us by nominating outstanding individuals in our community to attend UIFI this summer. All nominees will receive the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. Recipients of a UIFI scholarship will have their registration fee of $450 covered (which includes lodging and meals) and will receive a $300 travel voucher to help cover travel expenses to Bloomington, IN.
Session dates for 2012 are:
- Session 1: May 16-20
- Session 2: May 19-2 3
- Session 3: June 2-6
- Session 4: June 6-10
- Session 5: June 9-13
- Session 6: July 13-17
- Session 7: June 20-24
- Session 8: July 7-11
- Session 9: July 11-15
- Session 10: July 18-22
- Session 11: July 25-29
Past USC participants have said:
“The biggest thing that I got from it was how all of the group and small group discussions reaffirmed why I love being in a Greek organization and the importance of ritual and trying to live it every day. It was so neat to be surrounded by people who had the same passion about Greek Life as I did and it made it all the more fun. thank you for helping make this wonderful experience possible with the council scholarship. It truly was one of the best weeks of my life and I learned so many things that I can apply to our Greek Community.”
Need more reasons to nominate someone?
UIFI will challenge you intellectually, emotionally, and physically. You will develop your leadership skills, UIFI will teach you about resolving complex issues, grow your confidence, enhance your critical thinking ability, and build your courage. You will also increase your network of relationships that can help you reach your potential and attain your goals.
UIFI makes a difference. Consider these survey results from 2009 participants:
- 97% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they are a better leader because of UIFI.
- 98% agreed or strongly agreed that UIFI deepened their commitment to Greek life.
- 98% would recommend UIFI to a peer.
Participants rated strong growth in a variety of areas including:
- My personal leadership ability
- My personal courage
- Ability to develop a vision
- My personal commitment to integrity as a leader
- My appreciation for myself
- My personal commitment to leaving a legacy
- My commitment to living my ritual
- My appreciation for my own fraternity/sorority
- My appreciation for Greek life