Tau Epsilon Phi (TE, commonly pronounced TEP) is an American fraternity with 14 active chapters, chiefly located at universities and colleges on the East Coast of the United States. The national headquarters is currently located in Voorhees, New Jersey and the official colors of the organization are lavender and white (although most chapters use purple instead of lavender). The organization's creed asserts its governing ideals as 'friendship, chivalry, and service.' TEP attracts and accepts brothers of all religions and ethnicities who agree to be bound by these ideals. Chapters uphold these ideals through participation in various social, academic, and athletic, and charity events. The organization was founded on October 10, 1910, by ten Jewish men at Columbia University, as a response to the existence of similar organizations who would not admit Jewish members.
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