Tau Kappa Epsilon

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Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest fraternity in the world, with nearly 300 active chapters. At Whitman College, the TKE chapter has over 80 active members. From varsity athletes and captains, to singers and actors, to climbers and kayakers, to hippies and basketball players, to outdoorsmen and student government officers, and from biochemistry to fine arts majors, TKE represents diversity and excellence in many areas.

TKE intramural teams routinely win coveted blue shirts, including TKE 1 football, which has nearly monopolized the upper division for over a decade, and the Wookies, our ultimate frisbee team, which is looking for its fourth straight blue shirt season this spring.

Along with participating in so many extracurricular activities, the men of TKE work hard to maintain their high cumulative GPA. TKE also sponsors two large philanthropy events each year including the all-campus blood drive for the American Red Cross and a Thanksgiving dinner that feeds over 200 of Walla Walla's elderly citizens.


Tau Kappa Epsilon
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Faculty Advisor
Professor Michelle Jenkins,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy


Chapter Facts:

TKE House Night

Chapter Grade Point Average
Fall 2013: 3.311
Spring 2013: 3.378
Fall 2012: 3.300
Spring 2012:  3.346
Fall 2011:  3.350
Spring 2011:  3.336

National Organization Founded: 1899
Founded: Illinois Wesleyan Univ.
Whitman chapter founded: 1930
Nickname: Tekes
Colors: Crimson Lake Cherry and Pure Silver Grey
Symbol: Equilateral Triangle
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

 

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Please join your fellow alumni in making a contribution, either through mail or online (https://www.tke.org/donate/) to the house improvements or scholarship funds of the Alpha Theta Chapter.
Current house projects include: Upgrading our kitchen equipment for our beloved cook and friend Gary Daniel.

Alumni Newsletter: Spring 2012