illustrious Iota Delta

Chapter History

It started Here

Humble Beginings

In the Spring semester of 1977, 20 young men were united on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University with a common goal of bringing a new Fraternity to campus. These progressive and forward thinking young men were brought together by a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. named James Turley who had joined Phi Beta Sigma through the Epsilon Theta chapter while studying at Western Kentucky University. Transferring to Eastern Kentucky University, he wished to bring the organization with him.

On March 24, 1977, 16 young men, known simply as “The Mean Sixteen”; would become the Charter Line of the Iota Delta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Quickly, the Iota Delta chapter became one of the largest fraternities on campus. At the height of the chapter, Iota Delta’s membership rose to over 40 members on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus and at one time was known as the largest undergraduate chapter in all of the fraternity. Iota Delta’s popularity was matched by its success; Over the years, Phi Beta Sigma has served the Richmond community and has excelled through the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service and has won many awards. Today, Iota Delta is still recognized as a force to be wrecking with due to its attention to scholarship and service to the campus and to the city at large.

Excellence

A true champion of “First”, the Iota Delta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma is the first and only Culturally Based Fraternal Organization to have a Homecoming Kings in Brothers Dr. Cory Clark and Kor’ee Jackson.  The only Culturally Based Fraternal Organization to have a non-African American Chapter President in Brother Benjamin Dunn, and the first to have a graduation commencement speaker in Brother Keith Douglas. Other first include having an SGA Executive Vice President in Brother DaJuane Harris, as well as having two Greek Man Of the Year Recipients (Brother Dr. Cory Clark and Brother Latrell Floyd). 

Diversity

Since “The Mean Sixteen” Charter Line, the Iota Delta Chapter has always encouraged diversity. Throughout the years, our chapter has welcomed the ranks of many races and cultural backgrounds. Following the guided direction set forth by our Founders, Iota Delta has always sought to be a part of the community, as opposed to being apart from the community – so we have always recruited members based on quality, regardless of race, skin complexion, religion, national background, or sexual orientation. Our Founders thought that an organization of like-minded men who were all alike would be pretty dull and we have followed that mindset. 

over 45 years

Chapter Lineage

Our Brother’s Keeper

1. The Mean Sixteen

2. Too Tough Seven

3. Death Squad

4. The Groove Line

5. The Fifth Affair

6. Gruesome Twosome

7. Three The Hard Way

8. The Fine Nine

9. The Three of Hearts

10. The Magnificent Seven

11. The Grand Trio

12. The Distinguished Six

13. The Treacherous 2

14. Top Ten

15. Southern Comfort

16. Stone 4

17. Odd Couple

18. Just Me

19. Dynamic Duo

20. Six Shooters

21. Triple Threat

22. Greek Gods

23. 7 Deadly Sins

24. Two Cold

25. The Untouchables

26. It Takes Two

27. The Posse

28. 2 Hype

29. Smurf

30. Six Feet Deep

31. Magnificent One

32. Nothin’ But a 3 Thang

33. Souljuhs of the Underground

34. The Bluprint

35. Only the Lonely

36. The Chosen One

37. Iota Delta Reloaded

38. Lost Sandz

39. Against All Odds

40. Through the Wire

41. 4>5

42. The 4 Hues of Blu

43. The Lethal Weapon

44. Politics as Usual

45. 100 M.I.L.E.S and Runnin’

46. Indisputable Valor

47. Sing1ehanded

48. Total Asendance

49. SOULar Eclipse

50. B.L.U.E. Streak

51. Non-Stop 

52. Dyadic Bond 

53. Σyncopated Σoldiers