Leadership Academy

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity has aimed to continue the tradition of the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy by cultivating leaders, providing them with the tools and application of a solid life skills portfolio in a controlled environment. The National Founders, and their leadership styles, are shown as the prime examples to challenge the current process and inspire all members to have a shared vision for the future vitality of the Fraternity.

The focus given to attendees is that to truly lead their tribe, they must first create transitions. Only by developing a full understanding of their personal values, and the values of the Fraternity, can aspiring leaders truly begin the journey of leadership in TKE and beyond. Building better tribes and building a better world starts with building better men.

I left inspired and excited after graduating the Academy. We focused on aspects of the Fraternity that I had not thought about before and it opened my eyes toward what we value as Tekes. I realized my leadership style and the ways that I can make an impact with my chapter and in the world. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget.”  - Academy Graduate Kyle Erdman, Alpha-Gamma Chapter.

Through a sequenced and balanced blend of workshops, small group discussions, outdoor experiential activities and keynote speakers, each Frater will be touched at a personal level and self discover new boundaries mentally, morally and socially. The curriculum will take deeper looks at Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Teamwork, Service and Brotherhood. By thinking critically and rising to lead us into our future, each Leadership Academy Teke will walk away more focused, dedicated and having a new sense of the concept of fraternity.

Do you know a Frater that would benefit from the TKE Leadership Academy?

Complete this nomination form and we will Email him an application.

Date & Location

The TKE Leadership Academy will take place August 5-8, 2015 in Colorado Springs, CO.


Once selected to attend, participants are responsible for a nominal tuition fee of $150. Sometimes this fee may be covered by the attendee's chapter, Board of Advisors, or Alumni Association. The rest of the cost of the TKE Leadership Academy is funded through donations made to the TKE Educational Foundation as well as proceeds from the Walgreen Endowment fund.

Round-trip transportation from your summer home to the TKE Leadership Academy is provided. 


Any collegiate member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity in good standing with his chapter, university, and the International Fraternity is eligible. The applicant must be an active participant within his chapter and be available to attend entire TKE Leadership Academy.

Individual applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. Each applicant should have:

    * A strong record of chapter and campus leadership positions.

    * A Grade Point Average of 2.50 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale.

    * At least one full year of active chapter participation remaining after completion of the TKE Leadership Academy. 

Selection Process

Any Teke may individually apply or be nominated for academy participation; up to 3 participants from your chapter or colony. The selection process determines participants for attendance, based upon eligibility and completeness of application. 


The deadline for submitting all materials is March 15







Click Here to view our past TKE Leadership Academy Graduates.