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Tau Kappa Epsilon (Gamma Alpha Chapter)

Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded in 1899 in Bloomington, Illinois. Since their founding 120 years ago, they have credited men 'Not for Wealth, Rank, of Honor" but for "Personal Worth and Character'. This means that they are the only Fraternity founded at the time to never had an exclusionary caused based on race, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic status in the world.

Tau Kappa Epsilon believes heavily that their Fraternity is strengthened in that it is made up as 'Many Men as One Man'. This means they do not recruit to change men but instead recruit based on their current qualities and work to strengthen those. It is because of this ideal that Tau Kappa Epsilon was the largest Fraternity in the World for almost five decades, with famous alumni including Ronald Reagan, Elvis PResley, Steve Forbes, and Howard Shultz among others.

Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded at the University of Wyoming as the Gamma-Alpha Chapter in 1949 with close to 400 lifetime initiates. They are excited to rejoin the UW campus in Fall 2019 and are looking to recruit the highest quality of men from all corners of campus to do Fraternity life better and differently. 

They state, "We are looking for men who are wanting to show a strong commitment to philanthropy and community service-both in the Laramie community and across the country. We are looking for anyone from freshmen to seniors who meet our academic requirements, share our values, and bring a unique perspective to Fraternity Life in hopes of building a Championship Culture."

If interested, please email Nick Kimble at nkimble@tke.org

Tau Kappa Epsilon's Mission, Vision and Values:

Advancing character and personal development means unlocking the potential for each man to be a great college graduate and productive citizen. A Teke is a man who is trustworthy and lives the values enunciated in our Declaration of Principles, helping each member integrate LOVE, CHARITY, and ESTEEM into his daily life. 

Members of the Fraternity outside of the Boys and Girls Club holding the TKE FlagMembers of the fraternity holding the TKE flag, most members dressed in red, one of the fraternity's colors.Members of the fraternity during the instillation of their chapter, all dressed in white shirts and red ties.

Facts

Nickname: TKE

 

Nationally Founded: January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan in Blomington, Illinois

Locally Founded: 1949, Recolonizing in Fall 2019

 

Motto: Better Men for a Better World

Colors: Cherry and Gray

Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

 

Contact: nkimble@tke.org

National website: www.tke.org

Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon outside of a chapter facility which displays their letters, T K E.

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