More and more Latinos are going to college, but many still often find that they don’t fit into the community at large within their campuses. Thankfully, there are organizations, clubs, and groups whose goal is to make fellow Latino students feel understood, represented, and empowered. The following seven college groups do just that — making a difference on their campus, as well as giving back to the world through philanthropic work.
4Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity
Established in 1931, Phi Iota Alpha is the oldest Latino fraternity still in existence in the country. Their national philanthropy is the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This year, they aimed to raise $5000 for UNICEF’s efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Two notable members of Phi Iota Alpha are former president of Honduras, Carlos Roberto Flores Facussé, and former president of Panama, Eric Arturo Delvalle.