Fraternities

Kappa Delta Rho: Kappa Delta Rho is a brotherhood committed in all aspects of fraternity life. The men of KDR are actively involved as leaders of other campus organizations and the chapter sponsors and participates in a wide variety of social activities. The brothers are in various events, activities, clubs, and sports teams at Franklin College. KDR also excels academically, as the chapter grade point average is consistently the highest among campus fraternities and the all college average.

  • Nickname: KDR
  • Founding Date: May 17, 1905
  • Colors: Middlebury Blue and Princeton Orange
  • Symbol: Peregrine Falcon
  • Philanthropy: National – B+ Foundation, Local – Boys and Girls Club of Franklin
  • GPA Requirement: 2.7
  • New Member Fees: $390
  • Initiation Fees: Included in New Member Fees
  • Membership Dues: $400
  • Scholarships Given Annually: $75,000 annually from national foundation

Lambda Chi Alpha: Lambda Chi Alpha is more than an organization to belong to. LCA is a unique opportunity to create and build lifelong friendships and brotherhood. It is a great feeling to walk across campus knowing that there are other men who have agreed to be there when you need them most. Brotherhood is the heart and soul of Lambda Chi Alpha.

  • Nickname: Lambda Chi or Chi
  • Founding Date: November 2, 1909
  • Colors: Purple, Gold, and Green
  • Symbol: The Cross and the Crescent
  • Philanthropy: Feeding America
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • New Member Fees: $103
  • Initiation Fees: $215
  • Dues for the Academic Year: $900
  • Membership Dues: $475

Sigma Alpha Epsilon: The Indiana Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Franklin College strives to reach every ideal set forth by the national fraternity. They have been a part of Franklin’s Greek experience for more than a century and continue to make contributions to both the college and to the community. They take pride in their strong brotherhood and academic achievements.

  • Nickname: Sig or SAE
  • Founding Date: March 9, 1856
  • Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
  • Symbol: Lion
  • Philanthropy: National – Children’s Miracle Network, Local – Wounded Warrior Project
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • New Member Fees: $225
  • Initiation Fees: $85
  • Commuter Dues: $650
  • In-House Dues: $2,300-$3,000
  • Scholarships Given Annually: $6,000

Tau Kappa Epsilon: 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.

  • Nickname: Teke
  • Founding Date: January 10, 1899
  • Colors: Crimson Lake Cherry and Pure Silver Gray
  • Symbol: Equilateral Triangle
  • Philanthropy: National – St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Local – Christmas Angels and Indiana Masonic Home
  • GPA Requirement: 2.0
  • New Member Fees: $90
  • Initiation Fees: $110
  • Membership Dues: $378
  • Scholarships Given Annually: Multiple are awarded nationally each year