HPU Inter-fraternity Council Holds 'Polar Plunge'; Raises Money For A Good Cause

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2011 – Several High Point University students recently participated in the Inter-Fraternity Council’s annual Polar Run N’ Plunge to raise money for the Salvation Army of High Point, N.C.

The event, which consisted of a 3K run around campus and “plunge” into the Slane Pool, raised more than $300 for the Salvation Army.

“I am very pleased with the success of this year’s Polar Run N’ Plunge,” says Joe Wheless, assistant coordinator of Greek Life. “We were able to raise money for a great cause.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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 highpoint.edu.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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