FOUNDERS DAY: Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
September 19, 2024
Greek Letters: ΙΦΘ
Founding Year: 1963
University: Morgan State University – Baltimore, MD
Colors: Charcoal Brown and Gilded Gold
Motto: Building A Tradition, Not Resting Upon One! and/or It Takes A Man
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (ΙΦΘ) is a historically African American fraternity. It was founded on September 19, 1963, at Morgan State University (then Morgan State College) in Baltimore, Maryland, and is currently the 5th largest Black Greek Lettered Fraternity. Members of the close-knit Afrocentric fraternity proudly embrace the organization’s youth, uniqueness, individualism (stereotyping discouraged), and modern idealism. As a contemporary organization, many members have had the great honor of meeting, fellowshipping with and/or engaging in personal or virtual discussions with one or more of their founders.
Lonnie Spruill Jr.
Elias Dorsey Jr.