Programs & Services
Iota's Long Standing Commitment to Service
Partial listing of involvements undertaken by IOTA PHI THETA® chapters includes:
- The NAACP
- The United Negro College Fund
- Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- Project IMAGE
- The National Federation of the Blind
- The National Sickle Cell Foundation
IOTA Brothers continue to make an impact in their surrounding Communities participating in:
- Food Drives
- Senior Citizen Homes
- Political Awareness and Mobilization activities
I-S.H.I.E.L.D. – Our newest, comprehensive initiative (started Spring 2016) designed to address and end all forms of abuse, nationally and worldwide. I-S.H.I.E.L.D. is an acronym that stands for "IOTAS Saving, Healing, Improving, Empowering Lives Daily". We have 5 focus areas that address Human Trafficking, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Elder Abuse and Child Abuse/Bullying. To view the comprehensive program, click here.
The American Red Cross (ARC) – In January 2015, Iota Phi Theta became the first NPHC fraternity to establish a partnership with the ARC to provide assistance to communities through the United States in the areas of blood drives, disaster relief operations and other areas in which each partner believes cooperation and support will be mutually beneficial. To view the Iota/ARC MOU, click here. To view the recent initiative, Sound the Alarm, click here.
Iota Phi Theta Men’s Health Program – Established in Spring 2016, The purpose of Men’s Health is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Chapters of Iota Phi Theta fulfill this program’s purpose by sponsoring health awareness seminars and workshops and ‘hands-on’ support for Fraternity members, other African American males and men of color.
Five Star Vaccine Impact Program for Vulnerable Populations - This program is supported with funding from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the National Council on Aging’s (NCOA) Vaccine Uptake Initiative. Through this targeted program for older adults and people with disabilities, Iotas will continue working to address Covid-19 and flu vaccine access and awareness for these vulnerable populations.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Since 2012, the Fraternity has been supporting and raising funds for St. Jude, primarily through the annual “St. Jude Run/Walk to End Childhood Cancer. Iota Teams comprised of members of the IOTA Family (Brothers, Sweethearts and our families and supporters) run/walk in unity in major cities across the nation on a single day, while raising funds through the year for St. Jude. To view the Iota/St. Jude MOU, click here.
Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation - The Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation is on the verge of changing the way cancer is treated and reducing human suffering by providing cancer care that is accessible, affordable, and effective. Our founder, Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green, has developed a patent-pending cancer treatment that does not show side effects in mice, a preliminary study to humans, and completely eliminates tumors in mice over 15 days after a single 10-minute treatment. We are confident that we can translate this ground-breaking study into a feasible treatment for humans.
Good Health WINs - The Good Health Women’s Immunization Networks (GHWs) campaign is committed to building an army of good health champions who understand the importance of immunizations across the lifespan. Working with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), our fraternity network of trusted messengers will help educate, advocate and impact families and communities across the US to address health disparities, increase vaccination rates and remove barriers to vaccine access and good health.
John D. Slade Virtual Private School - is our newest comprehensive initiative to engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities, it is our efforts to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values in Adult Literacy, and dropout prevention in communities. Iota looks to help those adults acquire the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and critical-thinking skills to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.