Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute
The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) is a leadership development program of the North American Interfraternity Conference. Each summer, week-long sessions are held from May to August. UIFI attracts male and female Greek students from campuses across the country. Most participants are chapter leaders or Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Council leaders.
As an institute, UIFI offers a unified curriculum to all participants. All sessions offer hands-on experiential activities and ample discussion time to address individual concerns. Major sessions are complemented by small group chapter meetings held throughout the week. Some of the major topics addressed in the group sessions are:
- Facilitating change through visionary leadership
- Examining values, ethics and norms
- Teambuilding and team problem solving
- Conflict management and resolution
- Effective listening and communications skills
- A hands-on community service experience
- Techniques for creative and critical thinking
Throughout the week, participants spend time in small discussion groups, called chapters. The chapters are designed to assist in developing desired leadership skills, as well as to gain new ideas and develop concrete plans for the return to campus. The feedback from students who have attended past sessions of UIFI has been overwhelmingly positive.
The TKE Educational Foundation offers fully-funded grants for Tekes attending one of the UIFI leadership weeks. The grant covers the UIFI registration fee and is awarded to members through an application process. To apply for one of these grants, fill out the UIFI Grant Application (pdf) and return to John Deckard.