About Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity

Founded on January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.

Our History

Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded on the cold night of January 10, 1899, after the discussion of a new society that regarded men not for wealth, rank or honor, but for personal worth and character.

Meet Our Staff

At the Offices of the Grand Chapter (International Headquarters) in Indianapolis, 24 passionate individuals make up the Fraternity’s and TKE Foundation's Professional Staff.

Meet the Grand Council

The Fraternity’s Grand Council (International Board of Directors) consists of eight elected officers, two at-large members and the chairman of the Collegiate Advisory Committee.

Meet the Collegiate Advisory Committee

The Collegiate Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of nine collegiate members, geographically representative of the Fraternity, appointed by the CEO and approved by the Past Grand Prytani, to act as advisors to the Grand Council.

  • $5.9M
    St. Jude Dollars Raised (Since 2009)
  • 10,590
    Grand Chapter Size
  • 46
    Average Chapter Size
  • 123
    Service Hours Performed (Since June)


About our Brotherhood

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.

Seen Around TKE Nation

Men of Tau Kappa Epsilon are leaders in the community and scholars in the classroom. Through an unrivaled commitment to the
principles of Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Teamwork, Service and Brotherhood, these are the images as seen around TKE Nation.

The Fraternity’s Grand Council being sworn in at Conclave 2015 in New Orleans.

The fall 2015 recruitment class at the Theta Chapter at the University of Minnesota.

A Teke from Pi-Omicron Chapter at Northern Kentucky waves the Fraternity flag on bid day.

The Phi Chapter house at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Outstanding Tekes

Men of Tau Kappa Epsilon are leading the way in classrooms and boardrooms around the world.
Shown below are just a few men who excel above all others in their respective field.

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E25 | Ft. Andrew Hughes

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E25 | Ft. Andrew Hughes

Frater Andrew Hughes is back from Mt. Everest and if you need a dose of inspiration to motivate you to reach your goals, this is the episode for you!


2020-2021 Top Scholarships & Named Scholarships Recipients

2020-2021 Top Scholarships & Named Scholarships Recipients

The TKE Foundation is proud to announce the 2020-2021 Top Scholarship Recipients & Named Scholarship Recipients.


Frater Alex Baker Receives Marilyn Simpson Ford Distinguished Service Award

Frater Alex Baker Receives Marilyn Simpson Ford Distinguished Service Award

TKE Chief Information Officer Alex Baker awarded The Marilyn Simpson Ford Distinguished Service Award by the Fraternity Communications Association.


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E17 | Ft. Dr. Richard Halgin

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E17 | Ft. Dr. Richard Halgin

Dr. Halgin is a professor emeritus of psychology, counsels athletes/teams & recently became the Epsilon-Delta Chapter Advisor.


THE TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E16 | Ft. Andrew Hughes

THE TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E16 | Ft. Andrew Hughes

Join us for a very special episode interviewing Frater Andrew Hughes from Mount Everest Base Camp!


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E15 | Ft A.J. Eckstein & Henry Gao

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E15 | Ft A.J. Eckstein & Henry Gao

Wonder why only a few people get past the final round interview and land the job? They'll tell you how. We'll will tell you why you should listen.


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E11 | Ft. Edwin Robinson

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E11 | Ft. Edwin Robinson

Robinson is a heavily involved alumni volunteer currently serving as a Grand Province Advisor & is the Commander of TKE Order of the Shield.


Upsilon-Kappa Chapter's

Upsilon-Kappa Chapter's "TKE in a Box" Sets Two New Records

"This is certainly the most excitement and attention we are bringing to the cause. No one should ever be without a roof over their heads, no one."


Get In Touch

The international headquarters of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity is known as the Offices of the Grand Chapter.

Tau Kappa Epsilon International Headquarters

Get In Touch

For a conduct or risk management issue, please contact compliance@tke.org or call 317-872-6533 ext 247.

If you are a member of the press, please call 317-872-6533 ext 256.

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