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Phiota Gamma Chapter wins Fraternity of the Year

Saturday, May 01, 2010   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Alberto Elvira
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Phiota Gamma Chapter wins Fraternity of the Year

On Wednesday April 28th at the Student Club and Leadership award ceremony, The Gamma Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity INC was awarded: Fraternity of the Year, Community Service Leader of the Year, & Program of the Year. Diones Adorno the vice president and public relations for the chapter was awarded Fraternity Leader of the Year and the Chapter Advisor Michelle Quock received the award for Advisor of the Year.

The Chapter was recognized because of all of its hard work, dedication, community services and programs that not only raised awards of many topics but also left the New Paltz community learning something new. Community Service has always been a very important part of Phi Iota Alpha and at New Paltz they take very seriously. Every semester since Fall 08 they have been door knocking and collecting donations for the family of New Paltz. The workers at Family of New Paltz always look forward to the end of the semester because they know the Gamma Chapter brothers will be donating clothing, food and toiletries. This semester brothers conducted their first every community service Phiota Week were they did a variety of events and programs including, sexual awareness events, domestic violence program just to name a few events that occurred that week. Last year during Phiota Week also the Dons did a build a bear program where they were able to give out thirty build a bears for free to the New Paltz community, The turn out was huge and we were able to make many people happy with the bears and we’re also able to bring the community together through this program by the students making bears and getting to know one another on a personal level. This is the reason The Gamma Chapter was awarded Community Service Leader of the Year.

Programming has also a valid part of the role the Gamma Chapter plays in New Paltz. Last Semester they teamed up with Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority INC. and the Kappa Mu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC. to discuss the very sensitive issue of diversity on our campus. By uniting three very culturally different organizations we sparked a discussion as to why it that the majority of Latinos and blacks only attend black is and Latino programming and events and why a majority of whites only attend programs done by whites. The turnout for the program was a very diverse outcome which helped us all discuss what made us not support one another at programs and how to better overcome the issues of diversity. This program was also awarded Program of the Year, because of it’s approach to tackle a every sensitive issue and being able to spark a discussion that people still talk about today.


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


Ranciel Pichardo says...
Posted Monday, May 03, 2010
Good Job Brothers! Keep doing it, the same we have since 1988!!! Ranciel Pichardo, Lirico, Fall 1997

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