Three students from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford were chosen to travel to Bloomington, Ind., this summer to attend the Undergraduate Inter-Fraternity Institute (UIFI) the premiere national Greek leadership institute. The leadership institute trains students to develop their personal leadership style based on a wide array of study including case studies, journaling, discussion, and hands-on training.
According to Dr. Ron Binder, associate dean of students, this five-day leadership program consists of 80 student leaders from Greek chapters across the United States. The purpose being that the students will return with a newfound knowledge of what it means to be part of the Greek community locally and globally and how to better their community. Binder said he hopes that what the students learn will infuse, “enthusiasm, ideas, and passion throughout the Pitt-Bradford Greek community.”
Attending were Michael Vadney, a broadcast communications major from Erie; Cassie Chase, a social sciences major from Blossburg; and Anna Fountas, a nursing major from Churchville. They will share what they learned at UIFI this summer at the Greek Retreat in September. The retreat will be held at Penn York Camp and Retreat Center in Ulysses and will be supported by student government.
The three were able to go for free thanks to donations and scholarships.