HIGH POINT, N.C., July 1, 2011 – Scott Keidel, a rising junior at High Point University, recently had the unique privilege of attending the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI), held at Indiana University – a conference that brings together top fraternity and sorority leaders from all over North America for learning experiences.
Keidel, the vice president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and secretary of the Interfraternity Council at HPU, was selected by Joe Wheeless, assistant Greek Life coordinator, and Dr. Kevin Snyder, dean of students, to represent HPU at UIFI.
During his five days at the institute, Keidel worked with other Greek men and women to develop plans and strategies to help their Greek organizations further succeed both on campus and in their communities. The involvement of Greek organizations at High Point University is widespread, including dedicating thousands of hours of service both on campus and to organizations in the Piedmont Triad, as well as offering additional leadership and learning opportunities to their members.
Keidel says those at the conference had innovative ideas and sought advice from others to work together to make their vision a reality.
“Bringing these organizations together provided some amazing opportunities,” says Keidel. “I learned many valuable strategies that I’ll share with our Greek organizations at HPU so they can have an even greater impact on the university and the surrounding area. UIFI has taught me that through shared values, collaborative relations and collective action, we can elevate our involvement to become the ideal Greek community,” says Keidel.
An $18 million Greek Village will open at HPU in August to house 180 sorority and fraternity students. The Greek Village will feature 12, two-story buildings at 6,300 square feet each, as well as a meeting house at 11,500 square feet.
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, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 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.
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