A Resource for Those Looking for Information about Latino Fraternal Organizations
When I was in college, from the early to mid 90s, there were no Latino Greeks on my campus. I did join a fraternity (http://www.prlog.org/11998277-tigerdirect-coupon-code-20-off.html) but it wasn't until several years after I graduated that I had even heard of Latino Greeks. I'm creating this blog because I want to raise awareness about Latino Greek organizations and encourage any young Latinos that are graduating from high school to seek out and join fraternities when they enroll in a university. In a few months I will be traveling back to my alma mater (http://www.prlog.org/11996518-bh-cosmetics-coupon-codes-save-30.html) to talk to them about starting some fraternal organizations for Latinos. I can make the trip thanks to a hotels.com discount code and a good deal on airfare.
The Latino population in the United States is rapidly increasing but Latino Greeks are still somewhat rare. There are some universities (http://www.prlog.org/11996370-green-smoke-coupon-code-latest-working-coupons.html) that have a healthy Latino Greek population but that is the exception rather than the rule. I think these organizations are important to help guide high school students and give them a sense of brotherhood and belonging once they leave high school and enter into higher education.
Latino Greek organizations help young men and women develop interpersonal skills and learn teamwork. These are the types of skills that will serve them well when they start their careers. These are the kinds of skills they need in addition to the subjects they are learning in their classes. The whole purpose of many of these organizations is to help young Latinos and Latinas (http://www.prlog.org/11996524-lifelock-promo-code-20-off-coupon.html) achieve higher education, to help those who may not have had a chance for higher education without some assistance. Some fraternities spend a lot of time volunteering and performing community service projects. Some of the volunteering and community service involves going to schools in underprivileged communities to get the kids excited about the possibility of going to college.
Latino fraternities are not really new, they just are not as widespread as they could be. There are some Latino Greek organizations that have been around since the 80s. Alpha Psi Lambda for example was founded at Ohio State University in 1985. This organization (http://www.prlog.org/11996509-checks-unlimited-offer-code-50-off-coupon.html) is currently spread across 21 chapters and has over 1900 members. Gamma Zeta Alpha is another example. This organization (http://www.prlog.org/11996528-sittercity-promo-code-25-off-coupon.html) was founded at the University of California at Chico in 1987. Although it is technically a Latino fraternity, it does not discriminate and welcomes brothers of all races. There are members that are White, Black, Asian, and Middle Eastern.
I hope to see more organizations like these because they are a blessing to the students that need them and to the communities they serve.