Being a TEKE
Tau Kappa Epsilon aspires to become the leading 21st century college fraternity with a focused mission on building better men who, in turn, will build a better world. We define our success by how well we advance our members’ character and personal development so that their leadership and contributions throughout their lives enrich society. We strive to unlock the potential for each man to be a great college graduate and productive citizen. A Teke is a man who is trustworthy and lives by our core principles, helping each member integrate love, charity, and esteem into his daily life. We will accomplish this by delivering high-quality networking and learning opportunities that reinforce our core beliefs. We will effectively communicate our core beliefs in our programs so that our members and the public know what being a Teke means. This is meant to create the definitive fraternity experience for our collegiate and alumni members so that they may enjoy personal development and fulfillment through training, experience, and opportunities.
A Teke will excel academically, treat his fellow Fraters and others with respect and dignity, and have the opportunity to network with others who share these beliefs and experiences. The Teke experience begins at affiliation and continues throughout life. The Fraternity strives to provide this experience for every man, without regard for wealth, rank, or honor, but based on their personal worth and character. Tekes work individually and collaboratively to make the world a better place. We do this by contributing to society through the personal growth of our members, and service to others. We aim to assist worthy causes through our time, talent, and treasure, and help make our Fraters and fellow man aware of our shared mutual obligation to build a better world. We will demonstrate this by partnering with worthy philanthropic causes and providing quality community service activities for our members.
We aim to be widely recognized as the leading college fraternity so that we will attract the highest caliber men for membership by enhancing our members’ character development, leadership skills, and producing a quality fraternity experience. TKE will be widely recognized as a high-quality college fraternity, with exceptional members, who make a positive impact in the world. Our members and chapters represent the quintessential example of the positive elements of fraternity life. This success is reflected at the individual, campus, community, and national levels.
Our members share common values set in a social environment that fosters personal development, responsibility, and accountability through a wide range of experiential opportunities, aimed at better preparing our members for a productive life, both in and out of college. Tekes are men from diverse backgrounds, but the TKE Nation is one that unites us all in a common bond, where we make an immeasurably positive impact on the lives of every member, in every community, and around the world.