Delta Kappa Epsilon is a pluralistic community of educated men. We seek to positively influence each other and the people around us.
Our goal is to
find men of good character
and provide them with enriching group experiences. Our purpose is to promote lifelong friendships, civic engagement, academic and career success, and an emotionally-rewarding network of adopted brothers.
we throw good parties. We also do a whole lot more! We organize thousands of hours of
volunteering in the community,
recreational team sports, and academic support. Dekes raise food for the Campus Food Bank. Dekes build Habitat for Humanity housing. We supply volunteer staff for inner city food programs. We provide campus leadership for dozens of clubs and societies. We fund scholarships for undergraduates. We offer hundreds of chances for our members to develop leadership and project management skills. Most of all: we cultivate emotional intelligence by requiring that our members learn to cooperate with others.
Hailing from 172 years of Canadian and American history, our society brings men together in the spirit of camaraderie, shared interests, and brotherly affection. We enjoy scholarly pursuits, but never pretend to be high-brow. We enjoy athletics and sports, but never want to be 'jocks'. We definitely love socializing, but don't seek to be socialites.
When you meet a Deke member, you'll be surprised with what you'll discover. Very few of our members are alike, as we trace from all kinds of cultures, backgrounds, and personal beliefs. Our lads come from big cites, small towns, and countries across the world. Some of our lads are very career-focused, others are very happy-go-lucky, and yet others are still searching for a focus in life.
As a pluralistic society, any young man who meets our criteria is welcome. What we ask in return is that you contribute to the people around you, and that you support the core values and the philanthropic spirit of our fraternity.