The Iota Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau is ranked #1 on the University of Denver campus as well as all ZBT chapters worldwide. For the last decade, Iota has won more local and national awards than any other DU fraternity. That says something. “Good, better, best… never let me rest until my good is better and my better is best.”  Our chapter has been selected as the best ZBT chapter in the nation or the runner-up nine out of the past twelve years, representing over a decade of dominance. ZBT is known as a Powerhouse of Excellence due to the commitment to our brotherhood and the obligation to live into our heritage. This would not be possible without a strong emphasis on leadership development and service to our community. After all, the mission of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity is to foster and develop in its brotherhood the tenets of its Credo: Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity, and Brotherly Love, in order to prepare its brothers for positions of leadership and service within their communities.

Strength in numbers

With 75 active brothers, ZBT Iota is one of the largest and the most highly honored fraternities on the University of Denver campus. We have achieved this status by remaining steadfast in our commitment to fulfilling the five standards of membership for our brotherhood. These include maintaining excellent academic standing, completing at least 10 hours of community service per quarter, attending all chapter meetings, participating in other campus organizations, and engaging in brotherhood development events.

Stability in time

Zeta Beta Tau was founded on December 29th, 1898. Dedicated to the values of intellectual awareness, social responsibility, integrity, and brotherly love, the Iota chapter of Zeta Beta Tau at the University of Denver was founded in 1920 and since then has been committed to being a Powerhouse of Excellence.

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2018-2019 ZBT International Chapter of the Year, 2019-2020 Runner Up

75 Active Members

1,000 Living Iota Alumni

5 ZBT International Chapter of the Year Awards

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