Founded on January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.
Tau Kappa Epsilon has initiated hundreds of thousands of quality men since it's founding and continues to do so on a yearly basis.
273 active chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada.
Governed by its Grand Chapter, which meets in biennial Conclaves to elect a Grand Council and revise or amend The Black Book (the International Constitution and Bylaws). The Grand Chapter is primarily made up of undergraduates.
The Grand Council governs the Fraternity between Conclaves.
29 full-time employees on the professional Fraternity Staff. Thousands volunteer as unpaid staff.
Tau Kappa Epsilon publishes a quarterly magazine titled The Teke.
Services Provided by the Fraternity
The Offices of the Grand Chapter (International Headquarters), located in Indianapolis, Indiana, produces, collects, maintains and distributes a vast library of resources to chapters and colonies.
The Regional Servicing Team (paid and unpaid staff) provides visitation and support to chapters and colonies. Over 500 consulting visits are conducted each year.
The Director of Chapter Development, along with the Regional Servicing Team are dedicated to assisting chapters that want assistance with membership recruitment (fraternity rush).
The two Assistant Directors of Chapter Services provide specialized service in expansion, interest groups, discipline and finances.
Conferences and Conventions
Tau Kappa Epsilon holds its Conclave every two years; each collegiate chapter and colony is required to have at least one representative in attendance.
In the spring, TKE conducts Regional Leadership Conferences. Four are planned for next year.
The TKE Leadership Academy is a week-long leadership training conference held in the summer.
The Fraternity conducts four Regional Servicing Team Planning Conferences in late summer.
The Assistant Director of Chapter Services – Expansion is dedicated to working with interest groups to start colonies. He works closely with the Regional Servicing Team to support their organization and growth.
TKE Educational Foundation
The TKE Educational Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization.
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Foundation Staff consists of both full-time and TKE-shared employees.
Awards Named Scholarships of the TKE Educational Foundation, administers chapter scholarships, and selects the All-Teke Academic Team.
Provides grants for collegiate members to attend NIC conferences such as the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute and Futures Quest.