Expansion Process

Each expansion project takes on its own personality. We consider the following individuals or groups to be key in the process of expanding: campus administrators, faculty and staff members, student organization leaders and advisors, and Greek community leaders.

Constant contact with the campus Greek Advisor is crucial to the success of the expansion effort. Undergraduates are recruited through an awareness building and a recommendation process. Our process does not rely solely on a mass marketing approach. Recommendations are solicited from meetings with the aforementioned stakeholders. Tau Kappa Epsilon seeks to recruit individuals who set scholarship as their top priority; who involve themselves on campus and in the community; who are competitive and team players; and who treat themselves and others with respect.  TKE wants men who desire to balance their classroom education with experiential learning outside of it.

After the colonization process is completed, the campus will be left with a well-respected, fully functional group of men. The newly formed colony will be given the necessary attention and resources to overcome any early struggles that may arise. Constant communication between the alumni, area volunteers, and the Area Servicing Team will ensure that the colony is provided with the necessary resources and support.

If you are interested in working with us to bring a TKE Chapter to your campus, please let us know and fill out an Expansion Request.  

Current Colonies


Current Expansions

University of Idaho<br />(Alpha-Delta)

University of Idaho

Approved to Return in
Fall 2017
Oklahoma State University<br />(Beta-Gamma)

Oklahoma State University

Approved to Return in
Fall 2019
University of Connecticut<br />(Delta-Gamma)

University of Connecticut

Approved to Return in
Fall 2019
University of Wyoming<br />(Gamma-Alpha)

University of Wyoming

Approved to Return in
Fall 2019

Eligible Expansions

Tau Kappa Epsilon has been approved to return to each of these campuses as of the dates below. Though only a select few will have a member of the TKE Professional Staff at it, alumni can begin the process of starting a cold start expansion. Read more about cold start expansions in the Official Guide to Restarting Your Chapter.

Reinhardt University

Reinhardt University

Approved to Expand in
West Chester University<br />(Mu-Alpha)

West Chester University

Approved to Return in
Philadelphia University<br />(Kappa-Omicron)

Philadelphia University

Approved to Return in
Fall 2016
University of Manitoba<br />(Zeta-Iota)

University of Manitoba

Approved to Return in
Fall 2016
Western Carolina University<br />(Zeta-Omicron)

Western Carolina University

Approved to Return in
Spring 2017
East Tennessee State University<br />(Pi-Gamma)

East Tennessee State University

Approved to Return in
Fall 2019
San Diego State University<br />(Gamma-Lambda)

San Diego State University

Approved to Return in
Fall 2021
Colorado State University<br />(Gamma-Beta)

Colorado State University

Approved to Return in
Fall 2023

Submit a Request for Expansion

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