Welcome to OswegoPhiotas.com! The Infamous Iota Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha at SUNY Oswego
Est. December 13, 1992.
1995 Chapter of the Year
The heart of Phi Iota Alpha
Phi Iota Alpha was established December 26, 1931, and is the oldest Latino fraternity in existence. The fraternity has roots that stem back to the late 1800s to the first Latino fraternity, and the first Latino student organization in the United States The brotherhood is composed of men committed toward the empowerment of the Latino community by providing intensive social and cultural programs and activities geared toward the appreciation, promotion and preservation of Latin American culture.
It is our pleasure, on behalf of the brothers of the Iota Chapter to welcome you to our chapter website. We welcome you to explore our site and experience the greatness of our FamIliA.
As the First Latino Fraternity established in Oswego, our brothers have worked hard over the past seventeen years to create an environment that promotes our Latino culture and values in a place where that is rare. We as a chapter have always worked to build unity, community, and brotherhood to the Latino student body.
Any male is eligible for membership. The fraternity is entitled to single-gender membership under the provisions of Section 86.14 of the regulations promulgated under Title IX of the US Educational Act Amendment of 1972. The specific requirements are:
-Matriculation in an accredited four year, degree-granting institution of higher education
-Good academic standing in accordance to the mission of the organization
-Willingness to work in teams
-Strong commitment to friendship and brotherhood
-Initiative to serve the community and humanity as a whole
The requirements must be satisfied in order to be properly initiated into the induction process. During the process, candidates undergo training that enhances their leadership, networking, teamwork, professional, and organizational skills. The ultimate goal of the process is to train candidates to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the organization.
From ФIA Policy & Procedures:
No chapter, colony, student, alumnus, or employee of the Fraternity shall conduct hazing activities. Hazing activities are defined as: "Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off Fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.