Chapter Awards

The Offices of the Grand Chapter is now accepting applications for Chapter Annual Awards, Top TEKE Individual and Top TKE Recruiter. The awards process is designed to provide members with a simple, straightforward means of being recognized for their work during the current fiscal year. The preparation and effort you put into the application will communicate how well your group performed this past year.

Applications are due May 15! 

Available Chapter Awards include:

  • Excellence in Recruitment - Results
  • Excellence in Recruitment - Chapter Size
  • Excellence in Involvement - Community Service
  • Excellence in Involvement - Alumni Relations
  • Excellence in Achievement - Academic Success
  • Excellence in Achievement - Education
  • Excellence in Achievement - St. Jude

If your chapter meets the minimum requirements for at least four of the seven Excellence Awards, your chapter will be considered for recognition as a Top TKE Chapter.

Chapters and colonies that do not meet the minimum requirements for an Excellence Award may apply for Honorable Mention. Chapters that make significant improvements in the areas evaluated by the awards program may also be considered for a Most Improved Chapter Award.

Click here to submit your Chapter Awards Application.

Top Teke Award – This award is presented to a senior or graduate student for an outstanding performance as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The application must include an official copy of transcripts, resume, and high quality head-and-shoulders photograph for publication in THE TEKE magazine.

Click here to submit your Top Teke Application.

Top TKE Recruiter – This award is presented to an active collegiate member of a chapter that has achieved extraordinary recruitment results. The nominee does not need to have been recruitment chair during the current fiscal year. The application must highlight how this individual's membership recruitment skills are worthy of international distinction.

Click here to submit your Top TKE Recruiter Application.

Excellence Award Criteria


Excellence in Recruitment - Results
  • Minimum of 20 initiates
  • 80% conversion rate 
  • All fees paid to the Offices of the Grand Chapter 
Honorable Mention in Recruitment - Results 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has had a growth year in initiates, AND all membership fees are paid to OGC


Excellence in Recruitment - Chapter Size
 
  • Top three on campus or top 10% in TKE Nation
  • Minimum of 40 member chapter
Honorable Mention in Recruitment - Chapter Size 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has had a growth year in chapter size, AND has chapter size of at minimum 35 members


Excellence in Involvement - Community Service
 
  • Chapter organized a minimum of one service project per semester
  • $100+ per member
  • Averaged 20+ hours per member
Honorable Mention in Involvement - Community Service 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, BUT holds a minimum of one service project in academic year, AND $75+ per member, AND 15+ hrs per member


Excellence in Involvement - Alumni Relations
  • Verified Board of Advisors and Chapter Advisor 
  • Held three alumni events per academic year
  • Sent a minimum of one quarterly newsletter of academic year
Honorable Mention in Involvement - Alumni Relations
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has an updated Chapter Advisor and BOA Chairman, AND 2+ alumni events, AND quarterly alumni updates


Excellence in Achievement - Academic Success
  • GPA must be at or above the All-Men's GPA on campus
  • Semester GPA must be above 3.00, it can be previous fall semester if spring GPA has not been released
Honorable Mention in Achievement - Academic Success
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND has a GPA above 2.75


Excellence in Achievement - Education
  • TKE Conference attendance with 25%+ at Province Forum
  • 10% at RLC, and representation at Conclave if applicable
Honorable Mention in Achievement - Education
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND more than 75% involvement, AND attendance at all educational conferences available that academic year (Forum, RLC, Conclave)


Excellence in Achievement - St. Jude 
  • Chapter participated in a minimum of one fundraising project for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Chapter raised over $2,500 as reported by St. Jude toward TKE's commitment
Honorable Mention in Achievement - St. Jude 
  • Honorable Mention will be for any chapter/colony who does not meet all criteria for excellence award, AND participated in chapter or St Jude sponsored fundraising event, AND raised $50 per member or more for St Jude


Top TKE Chapter
If your chapter meets four of the minimum requirements of the seven Excellence Awards, your chapter will be eligible for recognition as a Top TKE Chapter. Chapters and colonies that don't meet the minimum requirements for an Excellence Award can still apply for an Honorable Mention Award.



Top Teke Individual
This award is presented to a senior or graduate student for outstanding performance as a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The application must include an official copy of transcripts, resume, and a high quality head-and-shoulders photograph for publication in THE TEKE magazine. 


Top Teke Recruit
er
This award is presented to an active collegiate member of a chapter that has achieved extraordinary recruitment results. The nominee does not need to have been recruitment chair during the current fiscal year. The application must highlight how this individual's membership recruitment skills are worthy of distinction amongst TKE Nation.