- NIC Foundation
Interfraternity: bringing together members from all aspects of the fraternity and sorority community. That’s what UIFI is all about. All undergraduate members of fraternal organizations (fraternities, sororities, multi-cultural fraternal groups, local groups) are encouraged to attend UIFI.
In 2017, there will be 11 national sessions of UIFI held between May and July. Each session only has a specific number of openings, so when registration opens Feb. 27, act fast to get the session you want.
Once your registration is processed and your session is confirmed, it cannot be cancelled. However, it can be transferred to another individual up to 14 days before the session begins.
The registration fee includes lodging and meals for the duration of UIFI. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. Program fees for 2017 are listed below. Register by the early-bird deadline, April 24, 2017, for a discount.
Participants from campuses with an IFC Campus Support package:
Participants from campuses without an IFC Campus Support package:
If an organization/campus/individual wishes to sponsor registration for a student to attend UIFI and would like to receive an invoice for payment, they must complete this form.
Many fraternal organizations and foundations provide full or partial scholarships to attend UIFI. Anyone seeking to provide funding for a student must complete this form.
Click on the organization’s link below to learn more about its scholarship process. Don’t see your organization in this list? Contact the NIC or your national organization to learn if funding might still be available for you to attend UIFI. Thank you to the UIFI 2017 scholarship providers:
All UIFI national sessions are held at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Psi Foundation
Phi Kappa Tau Foundation
Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
Theta Chi Fraternity
Triangle Education Foundation
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity
Students from Culturally-Based and Emerging NIC Fraternities
Consistent with our efforts to provide development and growth opportunities for culturally-based and emerging fraternities, the NIC is providing scholarships to members of these organizations. Students belonging to fraternities in the NIC’s Fraternity Growth Accelerator program (listed here), as well as members of other culturally-based organizations in the NIC are eligible for this opportunity.
Because these scholarships are provided out of NIC operating funds, they will be designated to members of NIC fraternities, which includes a diverse range of organizations, including historically black, multicultural and emerging fraternities.
In 2016, this program led to an increase of participation of students from culturally-based organizations by 14 percent.
Students with Financial Need
For students without the financial means to attend UIFI, the NIC will provide needs-based scholarships.
Applying for NIC Scholarships
To apply, students simply need to email Alexis Kollay D’Ettorre, Director of Education and Leadership Development at the NIC. Within this email, students should include their name, school, fraternity affiliation, and if applicable, a description of their financial need.
These scholarships cover 90 percent of the UIFI registration cost, which includes lodging and meals. Selected students will be responsible for a $50 enrollment fee and travel costs to Bloomington, Indiana.
UIFI is a drug and alcohol-free educational program and environment. All participants, regardless of age, are not to bring or use alcohol or drugs during the institute. There are no exceptions. Violation of this policy results in expulsion from the session at one’s own expense.
Formerly known as UIFI Interns, serving as a Student Coordinator at UIFI can be an awesome experience for a UIFI Graduate. This is an opportunity to give back and contribute to the learning of your interfraternal brothers and sisters from across North-America. UIFI Student Coordinators play a critical role from managing much of the logistical support for a session to delivering testimonials, which are consistently viewed as a highlight of the program.
Who is Eligible to be a UIFI Student Coordinator?
UIFI Student Coordinators must be graduates of the Institute and be an undergraduate student involved in fraternity/sorority life. Students graduating from their institution in the spring/summer of 2017 are eligible and encouraged to apply. Professionals and non-students are not eligible to apply.
What is the Role of the UIFI Student Coordinator?
The primary role of the Student Coordinator is to provide logistical support to ensure a positive UIFI experience for facilitators and students participating in the program. Student Coordinators may also assist with experiential activities and other curriculum components as part of the session leadership team along with the Lead Facilitators and NIC staff.
How Do I Apply?
Complete the online Student Coordinator application by Feb. 27, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of March. The application will ask how you have made a positive change in your chapter, council and community based on your experiences at and after UIFI.
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