The original title of this article was “5 Reasons to Go Greek,” but it did not make the cut.

Here’s 5 Reasons to be an Iota:

1. Peter Parker said it best, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

Alphas have Hill Harper, the Kappas have Marc Lamont Hill and so on. But if you are an Iota, you can help carry the torch of success for those after you.

2. Youngest Frat

Iota Phi Theta is the youngest member among the “Divine 9“–which means the lesser amount of ‘old heads’ you will have to deal with when you become a part.

3. No individual can fully examine another individual’s make-up or determination 

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries made interesting remarks on marketing recently–“Candidly, we go after the cool kids,” he said. “A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”

Sometimes Black Greek Lettered Organizations can feel the same. Iota however thinks highly of the individual.

4. Women are fascinated by love stories.

5. Iota giving back for almost 50 years

Iota Phi Theta will celebrate its 50th Anniversary September 19, and as Iota continues to grow, “so will its commitment to make meaningful contributions to society in general, with particular emphasis in the African-American community.”

Tommy Meade Jr. is the Senior Editor of HBCU Buzz and a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Mu chapter at Central State University. Follow him on Twitter @tommymeade_

About Iota Phi Theta:

Throughout America, Iota Phi Theta has come to represent excellence in all areas. The Fraternity is, and shall forever remain dedicated to its founders’ vision of “Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One!”


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