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180th Anniversary Convention Washington, D.C. | August 8-11, 2024

Gentlemen. Scholars. Jolly Good Fellows.

Founded in 1844 at Yale University, Delta Kappa Epsilon is one of the oldest and most prominent fraternities in the U.S. “Deke” is known for producing outstanding gentleman, leaders, and jolly good fellows.

George H. W. BUsh

Phi Yale

“There could be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others. Find something to do. Get off the bench. Don’t sit there whining, sucking your thumb, get in the game.”

We are Delta Kappa Epsilon

Delta Kappa Epsilon is a private, members-only social fraternity founded at Yale University in 1844 by and for the school’s social elite. Today, ∆KE continues to cater only to the best, and remains just as exclusive and successful as ever. As a mission, our fraternity cultivates in its members the three qualities of a true ∆KE: the gentleman, the scholar, and the jolly good fellow. The Brothers of ∆KE take this objective with the utmost seriousness.

Our Mission

DKE strives to develop a culture and an expectation of​ undergraduate​ chapters who perform in the top tier of fraternities at their institutions​;​ and a vibrant network of ​alumni who are motivated to stay involved with the fraternity after graduation.

We will do this by providing our undergraduates with the leadership​ skills, and the operational resources they need, to excel in today’s Greek environment; and by developing alumni networking programs which are relevant and engaging, and are beneficial to both alumni and undergraduates.

Letters From Leaders

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To the Deke Foundation in honor of our 175th Anniversary? Click here to give!
Registration is Open!

180th Convention

Our 180th Convention is happening August 8-11, 2024, in Washington, D.C. Plan now to join us for this must-attend program! Full program and Opening Reception-only options are available.