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About Alumni Associations

An Alumni Association is a group working together to foster the TKE spirit among alumni of many generations. An association is chartered either as a chapter-based or area-based Alumni Association. Alumni Associations plan social and philanthropic events just like a chapter, and many Alumni Associations award scholarships to collegiate members.

Regardless of whether it's chapter-based or area-based, an Alumni Association receives a charter that must be renewed every biennium. A chartered Alumni Association is part of the Grand Chapter and gets one vote at Grand Chapter meetings.

Please contact Chris Niles with questions about Alumni Associations.

Purpose of Alumni Associations

A Tau Kappa Epsilon Alumni Association has a variety of purposes and may be different based on the individual associations’ preference. The main focus areas for an alumni association are generally among the following:

  • Host Social Events with Alumni Members of TKE in a Specific Area
  • Network with Alumni Members of TKE in a Specific Area
  • Mentor A Local Chapter or Local Chapters of TKE
  • Create Scholarship Opportunities for Members of TKE
  • Perform Community Service
  • Involvement in Philanthropic Causes like Raising Money for The Ronald and Nancy Reagan Alzheimer’s Research Institute and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
  • Continuing Education and Personal Development
  • Communicate with Members of TKE in a Specific Area

Start an Alumni Association

If you meet these requirements, you may apply for an Alumni Association charter:

  1. List of 20 Alumni Association members, including email addresses.
     
  2. $200 Biennial Fee or $1000 Lifetime Fee.
     
  3. Submit the Alumni Association Application to the Offices of the Grand Chapter. 7439 Woodland Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46278
     

How to Get Started

Alumni Interest
The first step in the formation of an Alumni Association in your area is to form an interest group and a steering committee. The interest group is for any members of TKE that are simply interested in getting involved in an Alumni Association and wish to participate in the events, aid the local chapter(s), and/or receive communications. The steering committee is for those member of TKE that are interested in coming up with the ideas for the events, planning the events, communicating with members, being the point man/men, working with the Alumni & Volunteer Coordinator and/or aiding in the logistics.


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If you, or other Tekes you know, are interested in starting an Alumni Association in your area, start to gather names and contact information, complete the Alumni Association Interest Form, and contact Chris Niles at the Offices of the Grand Chapter for assistance.

Renew an Active Alumni Association

An Alumni Association charter is valid for the biennium. Regardless of when it is renewed, all charters expire the day after Conclave. We are now accepting renewals for the biennium.

If your Alumni Association has met these requirements, you may renew your charter:

  1. Association membership listing, including names and email addresses(very important).
  2. Sponsor at least one social event for alumni (enclose description and date of event).
  3. Publish at least two newsletters (enclose copies).
  4. Sponsor at least one project to assist an undergraduate chapter, the alumni association, the college/university, or the International Fraternity (enclose description of project).
  5. Payment of the biennial or lifetime fee, payable to Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (enclose check)
    • Biennial Renewal Fee - $200
    • Lifetime Renewal Fee - $1000
  6. Update your Association Officers with HQ prior to processing payment. This will allow for a smooth transition and appropriate emails being sent. You can update your officers by contacting Chris Niles.

Submit the Alumni Association Application to the Offices of the Grand Chapter. 7439 Woodland Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46278. If you have any questions please email Chris Niles.

Change an Alumni Association Officer

If your Alumni Association is active, and you need to change an officer or update the contact information for an officer, please contact Karen Coleman.

If your Alumni Association is not active, please contact Chris Niles to update your association officers before renewing your association.



alumni associations Resources

Official Guide to Crisis Communication

While the likelihood of a serious event happening is small, being prepared will help you keep calm in pressure situations.

Founders' Day Address

A Founders' Day message from your Grand Prytanis.

A Chapter & Colony Guide to Social Media

We live in a social world, it's time to embrace it. Learn how you can utilize Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to support your chapter & colony efforts.

Submit Event to Tau Kappa Epsilon

Submit your chapter or alumni association event to TKE so we can share it across our website and TKE App.

Submit News to Tau Kappa Epsilon

Our Partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity is committed to fulfilling Frater Danny Thomas' dream that "No child should die in the dawn of life."

Chapter Websites

TKE provides free websites for every chapter/colony in TKE nation.

Alumni Associations

TKE - An Alumni Association is a group working together to foster the TKE spirit among alumni of many generations.

Branding & Standards

Tau Kappa Epsilon has a set standard for the use of images, logos, taglines and more. Click here to learn more about TKE's branding standards.

Opportunity Out of Defeat

Opportunity Out of Defeat-Wallace McCauley delivers this address on Saturday, October 19, 1907, at the annual initiation banquet of the Fraternity.

Shop

Get your official Tau Kappa Epsilon gear at shoptkeheritage.com. Business accessories, jackets, polo's and other TKE apparel are available online.

Communication

TKE publishes a quarterly magazine called THE TEKE Magazine, and sends regular electronic newsletters to chapter officers and TKE volunteer.

How To Use The TKE Chapter Module

TKE - How To Use The TKE Chapter Module. The information pertained on this webpage will assist and guide you through the Chapter Module.

Ways to Get Involved & Volunteer Roles

Become a Chapter Advisor, Board of Advisor, Grand Province Advisor, Province Advisor, Foundation Ambassador or a member of Fraternity Committee.

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