Membership into Phi Iota Alpha is open to all men regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin. Brothers originate from the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. As Phi Iota Alpha expands, the ranks of its membership continue to grow into include a plethora of prominent and accomplished, educators, politicians, businessmen, former presidents of Latin American countries, and more.
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 for membership into an undergraduate chapter, colony or satellite are:
- Matriculation in an accredited four year, degree-granting institution of higher education
- Good academic standing according to the institution
- Currently enrolled in 9 semester credits
- Minimum institutional GPA of 2.6
- In agreement with the belief and mission of the fraternity
- Initiative to serve the community and humanity as a whole
- Strong commitment to friendship and brotherhood
- Willingness to work in teams
The following is a list of required documents needed from all candidates interested in joining the fraternity:
- Copy of your unofficial transcript
- Letter of Recommendation (2)
- Autobiography (2-3 pages)
All the required documents must be submitted and a satisfactory candidate interview must be accomplished in order to be properly be 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 while preparing them for a professional career after their undergraduate studies.
From ФIA Policy & Procedures
No chapter, colony, student, alumnus, or employee of the Fraternity shall conduct hazing activities. Hazing activities are defined as: “Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off Fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule.”
The University of Kansas Colony of Phi Iota Alpha does not encourage nor practice any hazing activities.