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Phiota wins St. John’s Fraternity Man and Fraternity of the Year

Thursday, April 29, 2010   (0 Comments)
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Phiota wins St. John’s Fraternity Man & Fraternity of the Year

New York City, New York -  April 2010 

At the St. John’s Greek Life Awards night, Brother Jorge "Mesiah” Santos, (pictured right) President of the Alpha Gamma Chapter and Vice President of A.L.F.S.A. received Fraternity Man of the Year and President of the Year. The Alpha Gamma Chapter also took home Fraternity of the Year. As president of the Alpha Gamma chapter, Santos has challenged each of the members to strive for perfection and excellence and under his leadership they have prevailed. Becoming a 5 star organization the highest recognition from St. Johns, Santos believes that we are not a fraternity, however a movement with the power to impact the collegial community. He has does this by sparking the minds of individuals with educational events, controversial events, and fun events that give the attendees a sense of what is truly is to be a college student.

Jorge Santos began the 2009 semester with a positive attitude. He implanted rules and regulations that would enhance the performance of the chapter. He challenged each member to obtain higher than a 3.0 GPA for the year, do over 20 hours of community service per member, reaching the community and raising funds though campus parties that would touch many. Every leader must lead by example and this is what Santos did. For the Spring semester of 2009 he obtained a 4.0 for the semester and for the Fall of 2009 he received a 3.4. He continues to push himself in his studies through his final semester and plans on receiving Masters Degree in Criminology at St. Johns.

Santos has been accepted into the Honor Societies of Gamma Sigma Alpha and the Leadership Honor Society of Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Greek Honor Society of Order of Omega. He is a leader with the heart to save the world, one of his famous sayings are, "if I can spark a change in one persons heart to better society then perhaps that person is the one who can change the world if it isn’t me”.

During the fall semester Santos has contributed with so many ideas to help his community. During the Holidays the Alpha Gamma chapter raise a little over $1,670 donating it to St. John’s Bread and Life. Jorge came up with the idea to have a campus party bringing DJs of NY’s top radio station Hot 97, and asking Rev. James Maher, St. John’s Vice President of Student Affairs, to choose a philanthropy which the proceeds were donated to. The contribution allowed us to sponsor seventeen families over the holiday break.

Jorge Santos has also received the A.L.F.S.A. Most Valuable Person Award for contributing and reshaping the ALFSA council which holds 6 Latino and 6 African American Fraternities and Sororities. He received this award for his works as Vice President and the legacy he leaves on to future ALFSA members. He has also received high recognition from St. John’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Rev. James Maher for his hard work and dedication as a student leader at St. John’s winning the Campus Activities GOLD Award.


Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha has set precedents for Latino greek leadership in the global community. For over 78 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - The Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence

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