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Achievements



1993-1999 Accomplishments

First Latino-Oriented Greek Lettered Organization to become recognized by the Greek Council
at the Rochester Institute of Technology - May 10, 1994

First Latino-Oriented Greek Lettered Organization to be recognized by the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC)
at Rochester Institute of Technology. The Beta Chapter was honored to enhance the diversity of RIT's Greek system.

- L.A.C.A.S. -
(Currently Called the Latino/Latina - Latin American Liberal Arts Concentration)

Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Concentration - January, 1995 The Beta Chapter petitioned the College of Liberal Arts to establish a concentration in the field of Latin American and Caribbean studies. The college had no such concentration in all its years and the Beta Chapter felt it necessary for the college to educate RIT's students on all aspects of Latino culture. The Hermanos united themselves with the Latin American Student Association (L.A.S.A,), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (S.H.P.E.), and the Latino community of Rochester to petition the institute to establish the concentration.

Recognized by the Inter-Fraternal Council (IFC)
at Rochester Institute of Technology - 1999

LANA Student Organization of the Year Award
1997, 1998, 1999

LASA Student Organization of the Year Award
- 1998, 1999 -

2000-2004 Accomplishments

LASA Greek Organization of the Year Award
- 2000 -

Icla D' Silva Bone Marrow Drive - 2000
More than 150 RIT Faculty/students and Staff donated Bone Marrow to the foundation that focuses on children of poor families needing transplants. They put special emphasis on recruiting people from ethnic groups under represented in the Registry, as well as assisting medical agencies in Central and South America by sending them repaired donated medical equipment.

- Icla D' Silva -
Excellent Contribution Award - 2000

Most Honorable Community Service Award
Presented by RIT's Greek Council to the Beta Chapter for the Bone Marrow Drive - 2000

Unity House Fraternity of The Year
- 2001 -

2005-2013 Accomplishments

RIT's Greek Weekend and Airband Champions 2005

RIT's Community Service Center's Civic Engagement Award - 2005, 2006

LASA Fraternity of the Year Award - 2006

RIT Chapter Excellence in Campus and Community Involvement 2005-2006

RIT Chapter Excellence in Recruitment and Retention 2005-2006, 2007-2008

Finalist for RIT's President's Cup Award for Outstanding Greek Chapter Chapter of the Year Award - 2005, 2006, 2008

RIT's President's Cup Award for Outstanding Greek Chapter Chapter of the Year Award 2006
First Latino Greek organization to win RIT Greek chapter of the year

First RIT New Member Class to have a GPA of 4.0
Xi Pledge Class - Spring 2006

First Latino Greek to initiate Deaf/ Hard of Hearing Hermanos at RIT
Omicron Pledge Class - Spring 2007

2010-2011 Most Improved Chapter GPA
RIT Greek Programming Board presents this award to the Beta Chapter to Los Hermanos de Latino America Unida
Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc, Beta Chapter.

Global Union Event of the Year 2010-2011
20th Annual Mi Tierra Dance Party

Individual Hermano Accomplishments

First Latino to be elected president of the RIT Student Government
Hermano J. Felipe Giraldo - 2000-2001

First Latino to become an RIT Admissions Counselor
Hermano Starky Bibb - 2000

First Latino to become Senator of the College of Liberal Arts
Hermano Wilfredo Alvarez - 2001-2002

First Senator of the College of Computing and Information Science
Hermano Antonio Guerra- 2001-2002

First Latino Greek to become Vice President of the RIT Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
Hermano Gabriel Dume- 2004

RIT Greek Man of The Year
Hermano Mario Cisneros- 2005-2006

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Delegate of the Year
Hermano Gabriel Colon- 2005-2006

RIT Greek President of The Year
Hermano Gabriel Colon- 2007-2008

RIT Center for Residence Life Howard Ward Commendation for Community Service
Hermano Stephen Patterson - 2011

Greek President of The Year
Hermano Neftali Morales- 2011-2012

Student Life Award for Outstanding Fraternity and Leadership Award
Hermano Neftali Morales- 2011-2012

RIT Global Union Leader of Tomorrow
Hermano Ryan Nieves- 2012-2013