Greek Name: Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Chapter Name: Pi Chapter
Also Known as: Phiotas
Motto: Semper Parati Semper Juncti
Pillars: Simón Bolivar, José de San Martin, Bernardo O’Higgins, Benito Juárez, and José Marti
Colors: Gold, Navy Blue, Red, and White
Philanthropy: United Nations Children’s Fund
National Founding Date: December 26th, 1931
National Site: http://www.phiota.info/
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Phi Iota Alpha (ΦΙΑ), established December 26, 1931, is the oldest Latino fraternity still in existence, and works to motivate people, develop leaders, and create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. The organization has roots that stem back to the late 19th century to the first Latino fraternity, and the first Latino student organization in the United States. The brotherhood is composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional men committed towards the empowerment of the Latin American community by providing intensive social and cultural programs and activities geared towards the appreciation, promotion and preservation of Latin American culture.
Membership in Phi Iota Alpha is open to all men regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin who challenge themselves to develop a strong network for the advancement of Latino people. Phi Iota Alpha's membership includes prominent and accomplished educators, politicians, businessmen, and four former presidents of Latin American countries. Phi Iota Alpha utilizes motifs from the Pan-American revolutionary period and uses images and colors depicting the time of Latin American revolutionaries and thinkers to represent the organization.