HPU Inter-Fraternity Council Holds Polar Plunge Event

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2009 ? Members of the Inter-fraternity Council were “Freezin’ for a Reason,” thanks to a special fundraising event that raised money for the Salvation Army.

The “First IFC Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason,” which was held on Dec. 12, included a 3K run that ended in the Slane Student Center outdoor pool – for a quick and chilly dip.

“Fifty-eight people ran, which is great considering it was 39 degrees and raining,” says Meredith McCrea, Greek Life coordinator. “They raised $875, which was donated to the Salvation Army.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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