Tau Kappa Epsilon( or Teke) is a college fraternity founded on January 10, 1899, at Illinois Wesleyan University with chapters in the United States, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). There are currently 292 active TKE chapters and colonies throughout the United States and Canada. In terms of active chapters and colonies, TKE is the second largest college social fraternity behind the 305 active chapters and colonies of Kappa Sigma. The colors of the fraternity are the shade of cherry known as crimson lake, and the shade of gray known as pure silver. Of the national fraternities founded prior to 1920, TKE is one of the few fraternities that never had a discrimination clause in its membership requirements to prevent membership of men because of their race, color, or creed.
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