Tau Kappa Epsilon

Symbol: Apollo
Flower: Red Carnation
Colors: Cherry & Grey
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


In addition to the brotherhood they share, members of TKE hold leadership positions and are active in various campus activities. TKE aids men with mental, moral and social development for life. The TKE purpose is to contribute to the advancement of society through the personal growth of its members as well as through service to others.


The Franklin College TKE chapter has received multiple Top Teke awards since receiving their charter here in 1988. Top Teke awards are given annually to the top four-six chapters nationwide. In 2017, a member of TKE was named the Fraternity Man of the Year, which is the most prestigious award given to an individual Greek man at Franklin College. In 2016, TKE was named the Chapter of the Year. TKE holds its annual TKE Idol event to benefit its philanthropy. TKE hosts a Red Carnation Ball formal every spring for its members and their guests.

Membership Requirements

All men must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be considered for membership. TKE looks to recruit new members with leadership qualities. TKE looks for sharp men who are willing to get involved to help the future of the fraternity, and grow immediate relationships with their peers. TKE’s associate membership program is one that benefits all new members when they join. TKE’s new members have all of the rights and privileges that any active member holds.
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National Website: www.tke.org
Facebook: Tau Kappa Epsilon-Rho Upsilon
Twitter: @TKEPY88
Instagram: @fctke