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Zeta Tau Chapter

George Mason University

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The Chapter

The Zeta Tau chapter was established on November 4, 2007, led by two brave young men who dared to be different. They wanted to bring something unique and dynamic to the campus and surrounding communities. Zeta Tau quickly impacted Mason by bringing in new members, winning campus awards for Highest NPHC GPA, winning new organization of the year, the NPHCStep show, and Greek Week.


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Zeta Tau Chapter/GMU 

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Iota At A Glance

On September 19, 1963, at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University), 12 students founded what is now the nation’s fifth largest, predominately African-American social service fraternity: The Iota Phi Theta Fraternity,


The founders of Iota Phi Theta are: Albert Hicks,Lonnie Spruill, Jr., Charles Briscoe, Frank Coakley, John Slade, Barron Willis, Webster Lewis, Charles Brown, Louis Hudnell, Charles Gregory, Elias Dorsey, Jr., and Michael Williams.

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& Gilded Gold

Number of Chapters: 270

Number of Initiated Members: Approx. 30,000

National Service Initiatives: The National Iota Foundation

The I.O.T.A Youth Alliance

The INROADS Partnership

The American Red Cross

Good Health WINS


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Delete Blood Cancer

Much More Than A Hashtag

NIH All of Us Partnership

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Contact Information:
Zeta Tau Chapter

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Harold Cooper

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