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Membership in Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is a life-long commitment to the Latin American culture. It involves intellectual development, cultural consciousness, personal growth, personal achievement and social awareness.

Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity believes that the Latin American community here in the United States and in the Latin American countries are in need of new sources of intellectual capital to identify, address and solve the difficult challenges they face. Therefore, it is dedicated to developing in its members an awareness of the common values and traditions of the nations of Latin America and to preparing them to become active participants in the process of advancing the social and economic conditions of all Latin Americans.

Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity strongly encourages scholarship through the pursuit of undergraduate degrees, advanced degrees, and the attainment of professional credentials that strengthen its individual members. However, it also guides them to craft a new vision that moves beyond the attainment of personal and professional goals, so that they may contribute to the larger good of the community through individual acts and deeds.

The most distinguishing feature of Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is that it instills in its members a Global Latino perspective. This is an orientation that transcends the existing national boundaries that have separated Latin America. It builds on the spirit and traditions of Pan-Americanism, and supports and promotes actions leading to an eventual unification of all the countries of Latin America.


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.

You can also download our National Information Packet.
Or for more information contact our chapter at primario1931@gmail.com

University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave West Hartford, CT 06117- Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc. Est. 1931 "Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence"