Phi Iota Alpha (or Phiota or ΦIA) is a traditionally Latino social fraternity which falls under the governance of the Multicultural Greek Council. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was 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. Phi Iota Alpha was colonized at UTSA in 2001 and received its charter in 2007.
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 culture.
A chapter's GEAR rating factors in categories of scholarship, education, service, and involvement. The overall score is rated either gold, silver, bronze, satisfactory, or below satisfactory. The score ranges have been adjusted slightly over time, with the maximum possible currently at 397.
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