for Wealth, Rank, or Honor, but for Personal Worth and Character...'
Still growing after rejoining the university in 2008, Delta Lambda was involved
in almost every part of college life this past year. The chapter raised money
for St. Jude's Children's' Hospital through philanthropy events and worked in
the community to help raise money for their chapter. Delta Lambda was
competitive in intramural and college athletics. In the fall TKE wrapped up its
second straight homecoming king win and followed that up in the spring by
winning Greek Week. Delta Lambda is looking for men of sterling character who
can help the chapter on the successful path it has already embarked on.
Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity challenges you to make the most of
your life. Becoming a brother, gaining confidence through experience,
developing as an individual and a leader, and making the most out of
opportunities -- these are the hallmarks of being a Teke.
The strength of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity is our Brotherhood.
TKE men are committed to the principles of scholarship, community service,
leadership, friendship, and athletics. As a Teke, you will pursue a good
education, volunteer in your community, participate in social activities with
sororities on campus, serve in a leadership role in your school and chapter,
challenge other fraternities to athletic contests--and more.
Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relationships that enhance educational,
interpersonal, community and professional success.
Our mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for
TKE contributes to the advancement of soiety through the personal growth of our
members, and service to others.
On the cold night of January 10, 1899, students of Illinois Wesleyan
University, in the small Midwestern town of Bloomington, had just returned from
the Christmas holidays when Joseph L. Settles went to the room occupied by
James C. McNutt and Clarence A. Mayer at 504 East Locust Street to discuss the
organization of a new society on campus. Joined immediately by Owen I. Truitt
and C. Roy Atkinson, these five students created the first set of regulations
for the Knights of Classic Lore, a society whose avowed purpose was to
"aid college men in mental, moral, and social development".
"The Noble Eight-Fold Path of Tekedom," as written by fraternity
founders Clarence A. Mayer and James C. McNutt, outlines the following
A Teke will always be recognized as:
1. A man of sterling character.
2. A man whose honesty is never questioned.
3. A man who never violates the integrity of his inner self.
4. A man who is first, last, and always a true citizen.
5. A man who is always glad to support all TKE activities.
6. A man who will always extend a helping hand to a fellow Teke.
7. A man who is always a gentleman, kindly and considerate of others.
A man who never forgets that Tau Kappa Epsilon is a Fraternity for Life.