Iota Sweethearts History
Iota Phi Theta Sweethearts are a recognized, respected and honored tradition of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. and have a long history of affiliation with Iota. The history harkens back to the days of our Founding and the circumstances of the day.
In the early 1960's at Morgan State University, Iota Phi Theta was blessed to have an invaluable ally in the person of Ms. Audrey Brooks. Ms. Brooks was a member of the Morgan State University staff and in this capacity, she played a crucial "behind the scenes" role for the Fraternity. In many instances, her actions and influence prevented the up and coming organization from being victimized by those who would have seen Iota fail.
The spirit and dedication of Ms. Brooks lives today through the Iota Phi Theta Sweetheart Organization and with good reason. As Iota Phi Theta navigated the rocky waters of our early years, the Brotherhood could always count on the support of our Sweetheart organization. Be it serving as hostesses for a national meeting or as a support team at a step show, our Hearts have always been there... on the front lines... providing vocal and moral support for the Brothers of Iota. Today, Iota Sweethearts(Many of whom are wives of Iota Men) continue to support the organization in a major way. The gracious ladies of Iota Phi Theta strive for the promotion of unity, Support, Service, Commitment and Integrity in the Community.
Beta Omicron Omega has its own set of Sweethearts currently too these lovely ladies are named:
Eta Nu Chapter has its own set of Sweethearts currently these lovely ladies back up the chapter in full support. These beautiful women are named:
Shi Kayla Clancy
Brittany Johnson (Now Theta Alpha Chapter)
Destiny Kyless (Now Theta Delta Chapter)
Chartice Wyatt (Now Theta Delta Chapter)