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A Force for Positive Change

In response to Theta Tau incident at Syracuse University: Like so many, we are disgusted by the hateful demonstration of racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and misogyny displayed by Theta Tau at Syracuse University. While Theta Tau co-ed professional engineering fraternity is not in any way affiliated with the North-American Interfraternity Conference nor is this chapter a member of the Syracuse Interfraternity Council, the actions of this group serve as another reminder that incidents of hate are occurring all too often at colleges across the country. Campus communities should never be a place for discrimination, and we are calling on fraternity members to be a force for positive change. With their fraternal values at heart, fraternity men should be leaders in creating inclusive, safe communities across campus. We must come together to address the deeply rooted problems in university culture and...

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#WhyUIFI – Immersive, intentional, life-changing

Jack Kreman 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...

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#WhyUIFI – There’s never been a better time

Emily Carney, Pi Beta Phi, Arizona State University 2015 UIFI Participant, 2017 UIFI Student Coordinator  I had the privilege of attending UIFI in 2015, going into my sophomore year of college. I got increasingly anxious as my session approached, as I had no idea what was in store. As a newer member of my chapter, I was eager to get involved, but was lacking the tools to be an effective servant leader. I was highly intimidated to be around such outstanding leaders, while I had limited experiences. This was especially the case when we discussed the concept of ritual....

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#WhyUIFI – Learning begins at the end of your comfort zone

Brett Polen, Manager of Chapter Development, Sigma Alpha Epsilon UIFI Small Group Facilitator, 2017 & 2018 Last year, a coworker told me about a leadership development program that brings together men and women from different fraternities and sororities to challenge the current way they see Greek life. Summer 2017 was my first experience being a part of the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI). I trusted the process and have become a very proud advocate for the program and the opportunities it can provide collegiate Greek members. I believe a lot of Greek members fail to take advantage of the opportunity...

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UIFI FGA Communications Toolkit

UIFI FGA COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT Thank you for helping us share UIFI with your MEMBERS! We often hear from past UIFI participants that they wish more people on their campus or within their organization knew about UIFI. Your support is invaluable in spreading the word about this opportunity. UIFI scholarships are available specifically for students who are members of NIC Fraternity Growth Accelerator (FGA) organizations and other emerging and culturally-based fraternities. Here you will find resources for creating emails as well as social media and other digital content about the UIFI experience overall and to communicate specifically about these scholarship opportunities. You can also find more information about UIFI to include in your communication through the quick links on the right.  Because these scholarships are provided out of NIC operating funds, they are first designated to students whose organizations are NIC members. Click here to see a list of NIC member fraternities.  If you know an individual, campus, council or chapter interested in providing scholarship funds for students to attend UIFI, please contact Director of Education and Leadership Development Melissa Kish.  email content Click the link to download. For Mass Email Best for use in your mass email platform/messages coming from org as sender. For Direct Email Best for use when staff member or volunteer sends message directly to a member. For E-newsletter Best for use in message with more than one content focus. ...

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