Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon’s mission is to ‘Aid Men in their Mental, Moral, and Social Development for Life’ and we set out to accomplish this by promoting the values of Love, Charity, and Esteem. As we re-found our chapter at the University of Idaho, these principles along with our passion for Leadership will dominate our brotherhood and be the core principles in our recruitment.
Founded in 1899, we were the first and only NIC Fraternity that can say we were founded without an exclusionary clause in our constitution. Now, as an International Fraternity, that diversity has influenced recruitment that we are extremely proud to replicate and let influence us at Idaho.
The Alpha-Delta chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded in Moscow in 1927. The group spent many years on campus as an extremely successful group with numerous chapter awards and almost 1200 alumni to prove it. After voluntarily leaving campus due to struggles with finances and recruitment in the early 2000s, we are ready to make our return and once again began leading Idaho’s campus. We are interested in student leaders on campus that will not just be involved in TKE, but have influence campus wide.
Tau Kappa Epsilon’s recruitment philosophy has allowed TKE to become one of the largest and most diverse Fraternity’s in North America—especially out West in the Pacific Northwest Region. We have recruited a President, sport’s legends, CEOs and Business Tycoons from every race, religion, and culture and it is that diversity that we firmly believe is our strength. In Tau Kappa Epsilon, we recruit men because of who they are and their character in order to allow them to become the best version of themselves—not to change them.
Tau Kappa Epsilon’s International Philanthropy is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which was founded by Frater Danny Thomas Gamma-Nu (University of Toledo). To date we have raised over 3 million dollars for St Jude and will continue our pledge both at the University of Idaho and across the world to end childhood cancer so that every child has the opportunity to experience life.