TKE News

11/21/2014 |

INDIANAPOLIS - The Offices of the Grand Chapter is requesting recommendations to keep the Fraternity moving in the right direction. At the 2015 Conclave in New Orleans (August 6-9), changes to the Black Book will be voted on and we would like to receive your input. 

Black Book Changes
This memorandum serves as notice that proposed amendments to the Articles of Incorporation, International Constitution, and International Bylaws & Traditions (the Black Book) will be considered at Conclave 2015 in New Orleans.

Any collegiate chapter, chartered alumni association, member of the Grand Council, international TKE committee, or Past Grand Prytanis may propose amendments to any section of the Black Book, provided that the amendment(s) is received by the Offices of the Grand Chapter no later than January 31, 2015. The Grand Council will meet this spring to review all proposals.

Please format proposals with the article and section in question, current language, and proposed change. This will expedite the process and allow for easier organization to ensure all suggestions are reviewed properly. For example:

Article I, Section 1: The name of the corporation is Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
Proposed Change: The name of the corporation is Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity.
Reason for Change: We believe that the Fraternity should recognize and celebrate our international presence.

If you are qualified to propose legislation and wish to have that legislation considered at the 2015 Conclave, please send your written proposal to:

Donald E. Aldrich
Chief Executive Officer
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
7439 Woodland Drive, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 875-8353 fax

Proposed legislation must be received by Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Aldrich no later than January 31, 2015.

All chapters and colonies are required to be present at Conclave and must have a representative attend the Grand Chapter meeting to elect the Grand Council for 2015-2017, as well as vote on the proposed amendments to the Black Book. Make your plans now to attend Conclave in New Orleans August 6-9, 2015. This year's Conclave is set to be one of the most successful in the Fraternity's history. 

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist

11/20/2014 |

INDIANAPOLIS - Last summer Tau Kappa Epsilon announced the release of MyTKE, an individualized experience for each Frater in TKE Nation to stay in contact, view the digital edition of THE TEKE magazine, experience chapter events in your area and do much, much more. Over the past six months the Offices of the Grand Chapter has received great feedback in regard to the utilization of the MyTKE program. Today, we are excited to announce a number of truly remarkable updates to further enhance the MyTKE experience.

Today's new features include:

  • Family Tree - The Offices of the Grand Chapter receives a number of messages every year requesting contact information for big and little brothers. Now you will have the opportunity to maintain the contact information for your TKE family and continue the connection once shared as collegiate members. As we collect more data we will unveil a family tree system for chapters throughout the nation.

  • Missing Contact Information - With contact information constantly updating, the Offices of the Grand Chapter has given TKE Nation the ability to provide and update information for peers in the system. As you can see in the table below, we are in need of a substantial amount of information. We are confident that with the help of Fraters utilizing the MyTKE program we can connect with more Fraters than ever before.

  • Invite a Teke - You will now have the ability to invite Fraters to join the MyTKE experience. By inviting Tekes to join, you are able to complete your family tree, reconnect with friends and help the Fraternity find its missing members. This new feature will help Tau Kappa Epsilon better manage alumni contact information in regard to email and physical addresses, social media accounts and phone numbers. 

  • New Badges and Badge Leaderboard - When the Offices of the Grand Chapter unveiled MyTKE last summer there were over 100 badges available for members who attended events, provided contact information and accomplished other feats. We asked for other badges you wanted to see and we responded with new badges. Additionally, we introduced a new badge ranking system. You can see who ranks where in TKE Nation and in your chapter. Visit today to see who ranks #1 in TKE Nation and just how far away you are from claiming the top spot.

Below you can see the percentage of contact information we are missing from each chapter. 

Help us find our lost alumni by visiting the MyTKE page today!

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist

11/19/2014 |

INDIANAPOLIS - Through the key focuses of our fraternity, chapter success is measured through a metric based system known as Key Result Areas (KRAs). On the Chapter Module Dashboard, a KRA scorecard is presented to show groups where they stand in achieving their goals. There is still time to change your group's overall score and climb the ranks in TKE Nation. 

See the definitions to the KRA Scorecards for 2014-2015 fiscal year below.

Initiates – Number of paid-in-full, initiated members.

Risk Management Education – We launched an eCompliance system that the chapter/colony Prytanis and each candidate must complete. It is comprised of three videos, totaling less than 20 minutes, discussing TKE's Risk Management Guidelines. After the videos, there is a short assessment. 

St. Jude – Number of dollars raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as reported by St. Jude. Note: To ensure all chapters/colonies receive proper credit, we recommend groups send checks to the Offices of the Grand Chapter, ATTN: St. Jude, 7439 Woodland Dr Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Finances – A $0 chapter/colony statement balance with the Offices of the Grand Chapter.

PEC Attendance - Number of attendees at Province Educational Conferences that have already happened this fall.

Alumni Attendees – Chapter/colonies that host an alumni event and submit an attendee roster to the Offices of the Grand Chapter. 

Blueprint – Chapter or colony's active participation and application of the Blueprint development program.

Service – Number of service hours performed for an organization other than Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Philanthropy – Number of dollars raised for philanthropic organizations.

Annual Report – Whether the chapter/colony has completed the Annual Report (Available April, 2015).

The KRA total is a way to measure how active and engaged your group is with reaching your group goals. Your chapter/colony dashboard will also show a live poll of where your group ranks in your region, your province, and in TKE nation. See where your group ranks by viewing the live KRA total poll today.

See The Complete Rankings Here!

For more information, please contact:

Daniel Klopfenstein
Communications Specialist