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Tau Kappa Epsilon Spotlight at SWOSU



By Kiersten Stone

Campus Life Editor


Tau Kappa Epsilon is one of the three fraternities at SWOSU. They were established May 5, 1959.


TKE currently has 36 active members, and they are looking to add more members this fall after rush week.


The TKE motto is “better men for a better world.” The founding principles are charity, esteem, and love. Through these principles, the men of TKE believe that they can make a difference in the world. They believe that by putting these principle into practice, they will become more responsible and successful members of society.


Throughout the school year, they hold rush events that allow anyone who is interested in joining to hang out and get to know the current chapter members. They also help with setting up the bulldog that the football team runs out of during games. TKE also spends their time supporting all SWOSU athletics and holding fundraisers to raise money for St. Jude's. On the more social side, TKE holds and attends date parties and a formal.


“I think we have a special brotherhood. Whenever you see a member on campus or around town, there’s always at least two or three other members with them. We’re very involved on campus with members in several different organizations as well. You get brothers for life when you join our fraternity,” Ethan Lesley, president of TKE, said when asked what makes TKE stand-out.


For more information, follow TKE on Instagram @tke_eh.

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