#WeAreTKE

It's time to author the next chapter of TKE history.

Our Dedication to Inclusion

We consider no man from the standpoint of those qualities and advantages he has not attained by personal effort. We stand for men whose manhood has withstood the test of trying conditions. We deem sterling character and staunch uprightness to be necessary qualifications to membership in this fraternity.

- Declaration of Principles, 1907-1908 -

On May 30, 2020, Tau Kappa Epsilon released a statement about the murder of George Floyd, discussing the role TKE and its men can play in the improvement and healing of our communities.

Since then, the Grand Council and the Professional Staff of Tau Kappa Epsilon have been listening.

We have been appreciative of the vital feedback of our membership asking us to do more.

The Grand Council and Professional Staff have held dozens of conversations with our members about how we take the next step, and we support the call for us to use our vast network to be better listeners, to be better educated and to model the way for change in society as leaders.

It's time to author the next chapter of TKE history.

We maintain that exclusiveness is the direct antithesis of a true fraternity.

- Declaration of Principles, 1907-1908 -

Since our Declaration of Principles, written in 1907-1908, Tau Kappa Epsilon has maintained the idea that exclusiveness is the direct antithesis of a true fraternity. Our Founders believed in an entity that would value all equally, leave a mark on the world, and instill dedication to its members for life.

#BlackLivesMatter.

Tau Kappa Epsilon wholeheartedly condemns racism in all forms as it has no place in our Fraternity nor in the world today.
 
#LoveIsLove.

Tau Kappa Epsilon is proud to support our members in the LGBTQ+ community as inequality has no place in our Fraternity nor in the world today.

On June 12, 2020, the Grand Council of Tau Kappa Epsilon announced its first four steps to advance our diversity, further our inclusion and champion the spirit that we take pride in as members of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

It will take the entire TKE Family to elevate what our organization can be, expand our impact and to advance our mission. It is incumbent upon all of us to celebrate our heritage by authoring our next chapter in a fashion that further honors our bond and our principles.

Strategic Committee on
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Grand Council approved a 5-year strategic plan in March 2020. This plan was nimble in its creation to allow for sustained monitoring and adjustment to reach our potential. TKE is announcing the formation of a Strategic Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This committee will be charged to establish proposals to augment the strategic plan and present them to the Grand Council for consideration and adoption. Additionally, this committee will be tasked to seek out further educational opportunities and potential strategic partnerships for the Offices of the Grand Chapter and our membership with outside organizations. The application for this committee opens on June 22nd and will close on July 3rd.

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Conference Education

TKE Educational Conferences such as the Regional Leadership Conferences will host candid, genuine, and authentic conversations on diversity and inclusion.

Officer Education

TKE will be forming Diversity and Inclusion training that will be required to be completed by every officer within Tau Kappa Epsilon. These leaders form our future and their modeling towards an even greater TKE is critical.

New Member Education

TKE will be forming Diversity and Inclusion training that will be included as part of our new member education. Our new members have the ability to shape the future of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

To Believe in the life based upon integrity, justice, sincerity, patience, moderation, culture, and challenge in order to serve as a responsible, mature member of society.

- Creed of Tau Kappa Epsilon -

Our Dedication to Inclusivity

Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity has never changed our membership selection policy since founding in 1899. We do not discriminate against individuals based on their race, religion, creed, orientation, and/or personal beliefs. We believe that the fraternity experience develops men toward personal growth, professional development and contribution to society. We encourage any man interested in committing to excellence to consider joining our TKE family. We reaffirm our devotion to use our ideals and principles to positively impact our campuses and communities.