The Objects of Delta Kappa Epsilon are:

The cultivation of general literature and social culture,
The advancement and encouragement of intellectual excellence,
The promotion of honorable friendship and useful citizenship,
The development of a spirit of tolerance and respect for the rights and views of others,
The maintenance of gentlemanly dignity, self-respect, and morality in all circumstances, and
The union of stout hearts and kindred interests, to secure to merit its due reward.





The colors of the Fraternity are Azure (Blue/Navy), Gold (Or), and Gules (Crimson).




Coat of Arms

The coat of arms was adopted...(history here). The symbolism of our coat of arms is explained in the Ritual and kept for members of the fraternity.

The Membership Badge

The ΔKE pin was designed showing ΔKE on a scroll, upon a diamond shape bearing a star in each corner.


The Associate Badge


Founders Day

The twenty-second of June is known throughout the Fraternity as Founders Day, and that day, and another day, if needed, which is more suitable and practical, will be observed in commemoration of the first meeting of the Fraternity on June 22, 1844.

The Objects, Symbols, & Traditions of DKE