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.

Only by developing a full understanding of attendees’ personal values, and the values of the Fraternity, can aspiring leaders truly begin the journey of leadership in TKE and beyond. Building better groups across TKE Nation begins with these men who take the time to develop their abilities.

Through a sequenced and balanced blend of workshops, small group discussions, outdoor activities and keynote speakers, each attendee is influenced at a personal level and will 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. 

Date and Location

The TKE Leadership Academy will take place Friday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 4, 2024 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 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. The selection process determines participants for attendance, based upon eligibility and completeness of application. 

Nominate a Frater

Please note that when you nominate someone that the application is due on March 15

Apply Now

The deadline for submitting all materials is March 15 @ 11:59 PM Pacific.

Past Graduates

Click Here to view our past TKE Leadership Academy Graduates.

Leadership Materials

Here is some useful material from our past Leadership Academy which you can download to take with you!