Scholarship – TKE expects serious attention to academic performance. A strong academic record not only prepares you for success after you get your degree, but it represents your strength of mind to the world. By belonging to Tau Kappa Epsilon, all members commit to graduate on schedule with an above average GPA.
Character – Tau Kappa Epsilon shows members that there are basic principles of effective living such as integrity, honesty, patience and fidelity. You can only experience true success and enduring happiness through life as you learn and integrate these principles into your basic character.
Leadership – TKE offers young men the opportunity to develop as leaders – and prepares them to use those skills during their lifetime. Members are encouraged to take an active leadership role in chapter and campus activities. Studies show that 76 percent of all congressmen and senators belong to a fraternity.
Teamwork – Tau Kappa Epsilon believes that building relationships, unselfishness, and people caring about each other are the keys to successful teams. When chapters reach their potential, they will achieve a level of excellence in athletics, chapter business, campus activities, or anything they do.
Service – TKE is committed to instilling a sense of responsibility and contribution in all of our members. TKE enables chapters to provide service to their campus, community, and national philanthropy. Fraternities and sororities contribute countless hours and raise millions of dollars for worldwide charitable organizations.
Brotherhood – TKE provides a family environment in which members establish solid friendships that last a lifetime. Tekes around the world act as a network of friends, which can be very beneficial, both personally and professionally. Stated in our Declaration of Principles, “We believe that the essential elements of true brotherhood are love, charity, and esteem.”