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In August 1978, Tau Kappa Epsilon officially joined one of its most notable alumni, Danny Thomas, in the fight against childhood cancer by raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Now, over 30 years later, TKE at the University of Central Florida is recommitted to this amazing cause and will strive to continue the pledge set forth by our fellow brothers. Even though Danny died in February 1991, our vision for St. Jude lives on.
Our chapter at UCF supports the dream our brother Danny had and strives to help St. Jude in a big way. Every year, we host different events to support St. Jude. The events include hundreds of students from the UCF community coming together to raise money towards disease research throughout the nation.
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What We Offer
Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Teamwork, Service, and most of all, Brotherhood. Tekes around the world strive to live by these principles and our members at UCF are no diferent. Our organization boasts a 3.01 overall GPA and has built leaders all over campus. You can find them in Student Government, UCF Housing, IFC, Volunteer UCF, and more!
In the 2021-2022 school year, our chapter logged over 800 hours of meaningful service. Some of our favorite places to volunteer include Give Kids the World Village, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the UCF Arboretum. Additonally, we participate in many philanthropy events. We were the overall winners in both KD Shakedown and Pi Phi Halo Hoops events in Spring 2022. In the spring we raised over $12,000 for different philanthropies, including over $4,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Every other week, our chapter hosts a brotherhood event so that we can be reminded of our bond as brothers. Brotherhood events can be anything from paintballing to a cornhole tournament at the TKE House.
On weeks that we don't have brotherhood events, we have socials with sororities, or grab-a-dates where you can invite the date of your choice. Some of our past socials have been at Senor Frogs, Blue Man Group, Downtown Orlando, and Victory Casino Cruises.