Founding Date: September 19,1963


Founding Place: Morgan State University  Baltimore, Maryland


Purpose: The Development and Perpetuation of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood among Men.


Motto: Building A Tradition, Not Resting Upon One


Slogan: It Takes a Man


Official Colors: Charcoal Brown & Guilded Gold



Flower: Yellow Tea Rose


Number of Chapters: 263


Number of Initiated Members: More Than 30,000


National Service Initiatives:

The National Iota Foundation (NIF)


Delete Blood Cancer

The I.O.T.A. (Intelligent Outstanding Talented Achievers) Youth Alliance

The INROADS Partnership

Afya Njema

I-PhiT (Impacting others through awareness by implementing public health initiatives throughout the world)

Developing Better Fatherhood Project

Iota Minority Political Mobilization

Community Reclamation Initiative

Cultural Education Movement

Junior Achievement

St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital

American Red Cross


National Affiliations:

The National Interfraternity Conference (NIC)

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Iota Sweethearts, Inc. (ISI)


National Governing Body: The Grand Council