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Joining Our Sisterhood

For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather,
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.
Sorority membership provides a lifetime of learning and involvement. Iota Phi Lambda provides its members with a climate for growth and development of leadership skills and talents.
When you join Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, you not only join a network of  graduate chapters across the nation, but more importantly, you join a sisterhood of African American women dedicated to the ideals of sisterhood, friendship, and professional development.
Sorority membership is a lifetime commitment, requiring time, dedication, and resources but it also rewards its members in providing a nurturing environment in which to develop and share their skills and talents. As a professional sisterhood, eligibility for membership in Iota Phi Lambda is based on academic achievement, professional accomplishment, and civic involvement.
Membership in Iota Phi Lambda is divided into two areas, Graduate and Undergraduate. The basic qualifications are as follows:
·         Must be a Graduate of accredited business college or university, or;
·         Graduate of a 4 year college who successfully owns/operates a business, or;
·         Graduated of accredited two-year business college meeting the requirements of 48 credit hours.
·         Any student who is pursuing a 4-year course and who has completed at least fifteen credit hours (1 semester) of college work with the average grade of that school, may apply for membership. However, she may not be initiated until she has a total of thirty semester hours (1 year) to her credit.
Iota Phi Lambda believes membership in a sorority is voluntary and a matter of mutual selection. Membership in Iota is by invitation of the local chapters. Each chapter schedules its own membership recruitment period during the programming year where women can learn about the organization, the chapter and local events.
If you’d like more information about joining our sisterhood, please click on the appropriate selection below.
Send inquiries to:
Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC  20005
tel: (202) 462-IOTA {4682}
fax: (202) 234-4682