New Member Education
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What is a New Member Education Period?
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DKE's New Member Education Process
As defined by Article V, Section II of the ∆KE Constitution, the qualifications for membership of an eligible student shall be:
“good standing in the work of the curriculum; excellence in scholarship being a worthy recommendation; high moral character; general affability and consideration for the rights and views of others; courteous deportment; a gentlemanly and self-respecting spirit; an active and energetic character; and an appreciation of the objects and principles of DELTA KAPPA EPSILON, coupled with a capability and desire to be loyal thereto.”
Locally, the Phi Alpha chapter requires PNMs to be actively enrolled students at the University of British Columbia, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, and possess the qualities of a gentleman, a scholar, and a Jolly Good Fellow.
As a PNM of Delta Kappa Epsilon, you will be assigned a ‘Big Brother’ within the fraternity, to act as a guide and mentor throughout the probationary period. A Big Brother is your direct line to the fraternity, and the bond between Big Brother and Little Brother is one that will hold well beyond your years. A Big Brother is a confidant, a friend, a study partner, a teammate, and a life coach.
Delta Kappa Epsilon’s PNM education process consists of one 1.5-hour meeting on Wednesday evenings. This meeting is mandatory, so that a PNM has the opportunity to learn more about the Fraternity and to get to know his PNM Brothers and the Active Chapter better. Outside of this, there are a multitude of events a PNM may choose to attend, including Social Exchanges with sororities, parties, weekly study sessions, philanthropic events, sports leagues, and more. While not required, these optional parts form a core part of the ∆KE experience, and PNMs are strongly encouraged to enrich their experience and attend. A fraternity like ∆KE embodies the concept “you get out what you put in” insofar as the more involved you are, the better your experience.