The Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership is excited to announce the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) over the summer. The scholarship will cover registration and flight.
What is UIFI?
UIFI is a 5-day journey, with each day building upon the one previous. UIFI offers participants the opportunity to explore, define, and enhance their leadership skills, personal awareness, commitment to their fraternity or sorority, and grow to expect values-based action from themselves and those they lead.
The institute is interactive, fun, challenging, and intentional. During a session, you'll experience hands-on interaction, experiential activities, discussion time, and personal reflection time. There is considerable focus on the positive aspects of fraternities and sororities in addition to important discussions about issues that threaten our future.
UIFI is the preeminent leadership development experience for fraternity and sorority members, and is an experience unlike any other; it is not a conference or a workshop-it is a uniquely holistic journey that you share with other interfraternal brothers and sisters. A UIFI graduate not only learns important leadership lessons, but also reaches deep inside him/herself to find their true fraternal calling.
Your journey will include discussions on purpose, courage, leadership, integrity, and vision. Your work will be done both in full-group sessions and in small discussion groups called "chapters." You will interact with peers from all over North America and with mentors that work professionally in fraternity and sorority life.
Why should you attend UIFI?
UIFI challenges you intellectually, emotionally, and physically. You will develop your leadership skills, learn 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 2008 participants:
- 99% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they are a better leader because of UIFI.
- 99% agreed or strongly agreed that UIFI deepened their commitment to Greek life.
- 100% would recommend UIFI to a peer.
For more information about the program: http://www.nicindy.org/programs/UIFI/
Are you interested?
If so, please submit a one page letter stating why you are in need of this scholarship and what you hope to gain from attending the program. Please answer the following questions:
- What has your involvement been in the Miami Fraternity and Sorority Community up to this point?
- What do you want your involvement to look like for the next few years?
- How do you define values-based leadership?
- What do you see as examples of a values-based Fraternity/Sorority Community?
Also include your name, year in school, major, GPA, fraternity/sorority affiliation, and leadership experience. (Must be a sophomore or junior to attend)
Scholarship applications are due by Friday, April 20 at 12pm to email@example.com.
We have two scholarships to provide, but if you are interested in the program we encourage you to ask your chapter to sponsor you.
If you would like to hear more about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership at (513) 529-1462.