Tau Kappa Epsilon

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Chapter President: Nick Nataupsky

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Tau Kappa Epsilon is an International Social Fraternity. TKE is the largest college social fraternity in terms of number of active groups. The colors of the fraternity are the shade of red known as Crimson Lake Cherry, and the shade of gray known as Pure Silver Grey. Of the national fraternities founded prior to 1920, TKE is one of the few fraternities that never had a discrimination clause in its membership requirements to prevent membership of men because of their race, color, or creed. TKE was also one of the first fraternities to abolish “Hell week” when in 1928 it was replaced with an initiation period consisting of lessons portraying the finest attribute of brotherhood.

Organization Nickname: ‘TKE’

UC Davis Chapter: Sigma Chi Chapter

Special Interest: Social 

Founded: January 10th, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University

Founded at UC Davis: 1989

Flower: Red Carnation

Colors: Cherry Red, Roman Grey

Main Philanthropies: St. Jude Children’s Research; Alzheimer’s Association