Why Would Anyone Volunteer to Oversee Our Fraternity?

Could Volunteering with Your Brothers Really Lead to a Longer Life?

According to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, volunteering could be good for your health – particularly once you’re retired. A study “involving more than 64,000 subjects age 60 and older from 1998 to 2010 has found results suggesting that volunteering slows the cognitive decline of aging.”

Let’s all take a minute to thank the guys for donating not only their precious time, but their talent and treasure as well. Why do they do it? Well, it’s all tied to science!

Click "Read More" to see a list of our volunteer officers and more interesting research.

“Work hard and care, that will be enough.”

Christopher Olivia, MD, Shares His TKE Experience

We recently sat down with Christopher Olivia, MD, to hear about his experience as a TKE brother. Here’s what he said:

Q: How has your membership in TKE benefitted you in your professional life?
A: College gives you three things:  a piece of paper, it opens up that first door and it teaches you how to deal with people.  The last one is the most important and having a leadership role at TKE and USG provided invaluable experience on how to run an organization at a young age.  You will learn ten fold more from your fraternity brothers in four years than your professors and very little of the latter will stick with you throughout life.  If you don’t believe me, watch Father Guido Sarducci’s 5-minute university on YouTube and find out for yourself. I have run 7 companies and the lessons I learned at TKE were put to use in each and every one of them.

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Survey Results

A Few Brothers Have Spoken.

You answered five brief questions in a survey last month. Here is what you said:

What is your fondest memory of being part of Tau Kappa Epsilon?

  • The brotherhood in the house
  • Negative memory: My recent visit as a guest for dinner. The rest rooms were a mess: toilet paper, beer bottle etc on the floor. 15 fraters ate first and nobody showed me to the food in the kitchen. 
  • Fellowship
  • The friendships I made
  • Being a part of a great team and the feeling of being accepted and appreciated.
  • The TEKE values
  • Orchid dances
  • Brotherhood was always the best overall experience; special memory getting pinned to Linda who became my wife two years later
  • The association with a good core of honorable brothers which I was proud to be part of during my college education.
  • The bonding of being in a pledge class that had a common goal.
  • Finding a supportive home with many other good men.
  • The comradely.
  • Leading the Greek Week sing in 1966.


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