About Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity was founded January 10, 1899, with a mission "to aid college men in mental, moral, and social development." Founded as the Knights of Classic Lore, this fraternity seeks men who embody leadership, scholarship, teamwork, service, brotherhood and character. Men are chosen for initiation into Tau Kappa Epsilon based on their personal worth and the quality of their character, and are asked to commit themselves to a set of common values that will enable them to commit themselves to the betterment of the fraternity, their community, and society in general. Tau Kappa Epsilon is a lifelong fraternity, embodying an ongoing and growing relationship that extends beyond a man’s undergraduate career and can become, to those who choose it, a lifelong obsession. Since its founding, TKE has grown to include groups at over 250 college campus in both the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest male, international, collegiate fraternity.
The Iota-Xi Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon is located at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. Chartered May 12, 1963, the Iota-Xi Chapter has existed for over 40 years and initiated over 525 men into TKE. The men of the Iota Xi Chapter are actively involved in campus life, participating in a variety of other organizations including the Student Government and various service and honors organizations as well as intramurals and all-Greek competitions. TKE men at Concord are also engaged in the community, hosting socials with sororities and activities with other campus organizations in addition to performing community service hours and promoting their philanthropic causes of choice, most notably the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Institute at the Alzheimer’s Association.
The men of Tau Kappa Epsilon (Tekes) at Concord University are always looking for talented new men to join their organization to help them continue the tradition of being the best male, social, (inter)national organization at Concord University. If you’re interested in meeting the Tekes and want to find out more about their organization, find a man with TKE letters on around campus and ask, or email Hummerk10@concord.edu to be contacted with more information.