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.
I prize my experiences at the Deke house in Ann Arbor. The friendships I made there and later with Delta Kappa Epsilon Brothers from around the continent have served me in good stead.
It is no coincidence that three Presidents of the United States have been Dekes and that our flag was flown with the Stars and Stripes on the first expideition to the North Pole and the first manned landing on the Moon. The individual qualities that DKE seeks have certainly withstood the test of time and served us all in good stead.
Brother Gerald R. Ford
Letters From Leaders
In a free and compassionate society, the public good depends on private character. DKE has enriched the lives of students by teaching the importance of learning, leadership, and community service. through your commitment to these ideal , your organization has helped me prepare brothers and alums to become active and responsible citizens.
Many close friendships from my time in DKE endure to this day, and I appreciated members for promoting fellowship, strong values, and academic excellence. Your efforts reflect the spirit of our Nation and contribute to a brighter future for more Americans.
Brother George W. Bush
Letters from Leaders
As a third generation Deke, my affiliation with our fraternity runs deep. I fondly remember my days as an undergraduate at DePauw and count many Psi Phi Brothers as my closest friends to this day.
Our noble fraternity has a long and distinguished history of providing the world with numerous political, sports, business, entertainment, medical and education leaders. I hope that DKE will continue this tradition and further build upon our rich legacy. As leaders of your respective chapters or alumni associations you are the standard bearers of our 162 years of excellence. Thank you for your continued diligent efforts to insure a bright future for our Brotherhood.