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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: Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated ®.

The Honorable founders of Iota Phi Theta® were:

1-Alpha-63 Albert Hicks*

2-Alpha-63 Lonnie Spruill, Jr.

3-Alpha-63 Charles Briscoe*

4-Alpha-63 Frank Coakley

5-Alpha-63 John Slade

6-Alpha-63 Barron Willis*

7-Alpha-63 Webster Lewis*

8-Alpha-63 Charles Brown

9-Alpha-63 Louis Hudnell

10-Alpha-63 Charles Gregory*

11-Alpha-63 Elias Dorsey, Jr.*

12-Alpha-63 Michael Williams

*denotes deceased