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Nation's Oldest Latino Inter-Collegiate Fraternity Diamond Jubilee Continues

Posted By Administrator, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Omar Lopez

Director of Marketing

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Nation's Oldest Latino Inter-Collegiate Fraternity
Diamond Jubilee Continues

New York City, New York - August, 2007

Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to celebrate it's 75th Anniversary. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the oldest intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity, established for Latino Americans in the United States. It was founded December 26, 1931 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Phi Iota Alpha has declared 2006-2007 to be its Diamond Jubilee Celebration for its 75th Anniversary. Preparations consisted of nationwide activities and events, including the commissioning of intellectual and scholarly works, presentation of exhibits, lectures, artwork and musical expositions, the production of video presentations. The celebration was culminated with the Demisesquicentennial Anniversary Convention on the weekend of July 27th-29th 2007, in the City of New York. The 75th Anniversary Celebration was launched with a pilgrimage to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on October 13, 2006.

In keeping with the year long festivities has launched the Historical Image Archives Project. Consolidating the research of numerous brothers nationwide, has compiled a comprehensive historical image gallery. These images detail the rich history of Phi Iota Alpha going back over one hundred years. The archive includes pictures from Indiana Tech, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, MIT, University of Michigan, RPI, UC Berkeley, and the University of Miami. Over the course of this Diamond Jubilee year the archive will continue to grow. The archive is available in the history section of also has archived all historical Convention & Banquet materials including Videos, Press Releases, Proclamations and Banquet Booklets in the history section of

In addition has posted the 75th Anniversary image Gallery. It contains a small selection of the hundreds of photos taken at the banquet. The gallery is available at

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