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, 28 passionate individuals make up the Fraternity’s and TKE Educational 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.

  • $2.9M
    St. Jude Dollars Raised (Since 2009)
  • 11,831
    Grand Chapter Size
  • 48
    Average Chapter Size
  • 107,612.01
    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.

"So, What do you do?" - Frater Steven Mandel

Steven Mandel is a New York resident and is the producer/engineer for Questlove and The Roots as well as “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

"So, What do you do?" - Frater Zach Thompson

Zachary M. Thompson is a Chicago resident and most recently has contributed to Season 11 of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” on Netflix.

A Letter of Thanks

A Letter of Thanks

Frater Ronald Reagan once said, "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." A letter of gratitude from Caitlin O'Brien-Rice

Leading vs. Managing – There IS a Difference!

Leading vs. Managing – There IS a Difference!

Part 1 of our 8 part series on Leadership. What it means to be a leader vs. a manager in today's world.

Frater Brian McGraw

Frater Brian McGraw

The Bond that kept Frater Brian McGraw engaged with the Fraternity for Life over the past decade.

Frater Mark Romig

Frater Mark Romig

Past Grand Prytanis Mark Romig shares his journey from the Heart of Nola to the Fraternity for Life.

Frater Anish Shroff

Frater Anish Shroff

The story behind Frater Anish Shroff's odyssey from Syracuse University to landing his "Dream Job" at ESPNU.

Frater John Broadway

Frater John Broadway

The unparalleled, untold story of how the Fraternity for Life helped a young Frater find his way.

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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