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The founding of delta kappa epsilon

On June 22, 1844 at Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut, a number of men of high character and scholastic attainment founded the first chapter Delta Kappa Epsilon. The open motto being “Kerothen Philoi Aei,” which in English means “Friends from the Heart, Forever.” The DKE pin was also created with the Greek letters of DKE on a white scroll upon a black diamond with a gold rope trim and a star in each corner, as well as the colours crimson, blue, and gold.

Friends From the Heart, Forever.

he chapter started with it’s 15 founders deeming itself Phi of Delta Kappa Epsilon. Since that time, DKE has grown to over 64 chapters and initiated over 85,000 members across North America. “The Gentleman, the Scholar, and the Jolly Good-Fellow” has become our motto. The fraternity is inextricably linked to the history of the United States of America, as its members include a whopping 5 of the 44 presidents, including both George Bush’s, Rutherford B. Hayes, Teddy Roosevelt, and Gerald Ford.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

To be a highly respected fraternity, located at premier institutions, focused on excellent chapter performance, populated with men of distinction whose behavior is exemplary in all respects, who go on to become leaders in their chosen fields of endeavor, and who personify the motto created by our Founding Fathers, “Gentlemen, Scholars, and Jolly Good-Fellows.”

dke staff

DOUG LANPHER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Vanderbilt University Gamma ’77

TURNER SPEARS

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
University of Tennessee Lambda Tau ’16

CRAIG DICK

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI SERVICES
University of British Columbia Phi Alpha ’12

JAMES “TREY” A. ROBB III

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES

DUSTIN STEWART

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

MORGAN MCELROY

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CHAPTER SERVICES
University of Minnesota Phi Epsilon ’21

TIMOTHY “TIM” TREFFERY

CHAPTER CONSULTANT
Washington State University Zeta Theta ’22

PHILIP “TAFT” PECK

CHAPTER CONSULTANT
University of South Carolina Delta ’22

CARTER NOLAN

MARKETING COORDINATOR
The Ohio State University Delta Tau ’23

DKE Board of Directors

MASON MORJIKIAN

CHAIRMAN
Kenyon College Lambda ’88

RON LI

University of British Columbia Phi Alpha’ 09

GRANT BURNYEAT

HONORARY PRESIDENT
University of British Columbia Phi Alpha’ 68

CHRISTIAN CUMMINGS

Duke University Epsilon Rho’ 18

NEILSON BROWN

VICE CHAIRMAN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Beta ’67

CORY CRENSHAW

Tulane University Tau Lambda ’01

SEMMES FAVROT

University of Alabama Psi ’92

DAVE HELVERSON

TREASURER
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Delta Pi ‘ 81

DAN JOHNSON

Virginia Tech Sigma Alpha ’77