Tau Kappa Epsilon

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TKE crest
The TKE house from South Street
The south side of the TKE house. Photo by Andy Fitz.

Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke) was founded January 10th, 1889 at Illinois Wesleyan University. It is the largest social fraternity in the United States with 274 active chapters and over and has reached over 250,000 lifetime members. TKE’s mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and development for life. TKE contributes to the advancement of society through the personal growth of it's members and service to others.[1]

The Delta Chapter

The TKE Delta chapter of Knox College was founded in 1912 and is the fourth oldest TKE chapter. The Delta chapter is often called the "Bastard chapter" among other TKE chapters for breaking the geographical triangle the first three TKE chapters created, which holds great symbolic meaning to the fraternity. The chapter is also home of the world's oldest TKE house. During the 2011-2012 school year the Delta TEKES of Knox will be celebrating their 100th anniversary. The TEKES of Knox College pride themselves on having a closer relationship among brothers than any other fraternity on campus. We focus on creating interpersonal relationships and there are no divisions between members. Members of TKE enjoy achieving common goals, sharing activities, and living together. Each member volunteers 10 hours of community service per term. Every Fall TEKES young and old from the Delta chapter come together for homecoming and take part in an annual pig roast; every Spring Delta TKEs hold Delta Night in which we get together in Chicago for dinner, business, and the awarding of our honoree Delta TKE.


Some say TKE has the best parties in the universe, if you're into "that kind of thing." Annual TKE parties include: Red Light District, Pink, Hot For Teacher, High Society, Graffiti and Red Carnation Ball.


Prytanis (President)

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Epiprytanis (Vice-President)

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Grammateus (Secretary)

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Crysophylos (Treasurer)

<properties> Robert Porter=2012-2013 Bobby Shternberg=2011-2012 Bobby Shternberg=2010-2011 Dan Pers=2007-2008 Mike Marshall=2006-2007 Mike Marshall=2005-2006 Prateek Bansal=2004-2005 John Franklin=2003-2004 </properties>

Histor (Historian)

<properties> Robert Chico=2012-2013 Jose Bedoya=2011-2012 Chris Legge=2010-2011 Tim Yee=2007-2008 Alex Argyelan=2007-2008 Pat Dodge=2006-2007 Clark Smith=2005-2006 Gorby=2004-2005 Michael Caplan=2003-2004 </properties>

Hypophetes (Chaplain)

<properties> Oscar Jimenez=2011-2012 Robert Porter=2010-2011 David Gilmer=2007-2008 Josh Jackson=2006-2007 Miles Eberle=2005-2006 Michael Caplan=2004-2005 Andrew Caplan=2003-2004 </properties>

Pylortes (Sergent-at-Arms)

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Hegemon (Pledge Educator)

<properties> James Wagner=2011-2012 David Fundakowski=2010-2011 David Gilmer=2009-2010 Andres Boyer=2007-2008 Larry Mancini=2006-2007 Andrew Caplan=2005-2006 Neil Gonzales=2004-2005 Matt Kimble=2003-2004 </properties>


TKE Chapter Room
The Rack
TKE Chapter Room
The Rack
The Green Room
The Quad
The Foyer
The Studio
The Waterloo
Basement Kitchen
The Treehouse


TKE brother Patrick Herlihey is cited in a Student Senate meeting 6 March 2007 hinting to the fact that in high rains the TKE house will flood: "I’d like to charge safety and services with finding a way to get rid of all water runoff or at least redirect all the water from TKE to FIJI."