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, 27 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.

  • $6.3M
    St. Jude Dollars Raised (Since 2009)
  • 10,590
    Grand Chapter Size
  • 46
    Average Chapter Size
  • 28,493
    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: E33 - Recruitment with Auburn

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E33 - Recruitment with Auburn

There are certain successful recruitment principles that can be applied to chapters across TKE Nation, and Alex Swenson is out to prove it.


2022 Regional Leadership Conferences - Registration Open

2022 Regional Leadership Conferences - Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2022 Regional Leadership Conferences. Register before 12/10/21 for the best rates.


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E32 - Recruitment Results

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E32 - Recruitment Results

Swenson takes the steering wheel solo this week as he recaps the current standings of TKE Nation's highest recruiters.


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E31 | Bruce Melchert, Expansion Leader

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E31 | Bruce Melchert, Expansion Leader

Relive stories with the legendary Bruce Melchert (Beta-Theta, Missouri - Columbia) in this episode of the TKE Nation Podcast.


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E30 | Drew Frizzell

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E30 | Drew Frizzell

Alex introduces his friend & fellow Leadership Academy graduate Drew Frizzell (Delta-Lambda, Central Missouri) to the TKE Nation Podcast.


 The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E29 | California

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E29 | California

This week, Donnie and Alex make their way to California for a couple of visits and a podcast recording to talk Good, Great and Epic with David Bohline


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E28 | Leadership Academy

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E28 | Leadership Academy

Recorded live at the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy—Listen now to learn more about TKE's premier leadership program.


The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E27 | Ft. Kenny Soto

The TKE Nation Podcast | S2: E27 | Ft. Kenny Soto

Frater Kenny Soto is currently based out of South Africa and shares his experience living the remote work lifestyle as a digital marketer and writer.


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

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