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.
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.
The I.O.T.A. (“Intelligent, Outstanding Talented Achievers”) Youth Alliance (often referred to as 'I.Y.A.') – a national umbrella program, established in 1991 (by Grand Polaris Robert Clark and First Lady Felita Clark), through which individual chapters of Iota Phi Theta address the needs of Black Youth in their respective communities, addressing issues important/relevant to those communities. Since its inception, I.Y.A. programs have included mentorship, manhood development, relationship building, college awareness, HBCU tours, athletics, academic supports (scholarships, academic and career advising/counseling, tutoring), and personal development.
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.