About Delta Kappa Epsilon

Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was founded on June 22, 1844 by 15 Yale College undergraduates.  A new society, considerate of character and merit, as gentleman and scholars, but also of good-fellowship, the Dekes broke the mold of Yale's Junior Societies, Psi Upsilon and Alpha Delta Phi.

The Fraternity's open motto, Kerothen Philoi Aei or Friends from the Heart, Forever was adopted, as was the DKE pin and the secret grip. 

Learn more about DKE's foundation here.

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

--Article II, The Constitution of Delta Kappa Epsilon

Join Delta Kappa Epsilon at North Carolina State!

Do you want to leave a legacy at NC State? Are you a leader, a scholar, an entrepreneur, a gentleman?  Do you believe in the everlasting bonds of friendship?

Delta Kappa Epsilon has founded a colony at North Carolina State University and is looking for special men to join and make their mark.  Already a dozen young men have taken up the cause.  Join us!

"It is no coincidence that five presidents of the United States have been Dekes--more than any other fraternity--that our flag was flown on the first expedition to the North Pole and again on a manned landing to the moon. The individual qualities that DKE seeks have certainly stood the test of time and served us all in good stead.  It is that special blend of leadership, brotherhood, and tradition that fuels this fraternity."

--President and Brother, Gerald Ford. Omicron, Michigan '35


Join Delta Kappa Epsilon at NC State today!



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