The Eastern Region of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated was created in a re-organization of two other regions, the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, DE, MD, D.C.) and the Southeast region (VA, NC, and SC)
Initially, DE, MD, D.C., VA, and NC joined the newly created Eastern Region in 2003. In spring of 2004, the newly formed Republic of Korea Alumni Colony (chartered by brothers from Alpha Omicron Omega Alumni Chapter) now known as Alpha Rho Omega Alumni Chapter also joined the Eastern Region.
With the combination of these two regions into the Eastern Region and the addition of the Republic of Korea, the region became one of the most historic as it is comprised of many of the first single-letter chapters of IOTA. With the newly crowned Iota East “Leadership All-stars” guiding the region into new frontiers, the region is fast metamorphosing into one of the most powerful and respected regions in the Fraternity.
In 2015 at the 35th International Conclave in Memphis TN, the Eastern Region became the Region of the Year, alongside with housing the Alumni Chapter of the Year on the National Scale. Currently the Eastern Region, and its members, are working hard to continue being the benchmark for the whole fraternity.
Current Leadership Edit
5th Eastern Regional Polaris: Jason Eckles
Assistant Regional Polaris: Stephen Okoba
VA State Director: Chris Afram
NC State Director: Keivin Clayton
Regional Treasurer: Greg Jackson
Regional Secretary: Carl Taylor
Regional Historian: Derek Bartee
Director of Intake: James Reese
Director of Communications: Donald L. Coulter
Director of Marketing: Marquis Chandler
Regional Photographer: Willie Smith, Jr.
Regional Sgt at Arms: Reginald Harvey
Eastern Region BOD Rep: Andre McDowell