Friends From The Heart, Forever
 
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about Delta Kappa Epsilon

Preeminence at Harvard

  • Founded in 1851, ∆KE Alpha Remains the oldest Greek organization in THE cambridge community

  • ∆KE Alpha proudly has the single-largest scholarship endowment of any chapter or colony in ∆KE’s history to support all meritorious candidates

  • ∆KE ALPHA HOSTS DIVERSE INTELLECTUAL, CULTURAL, and SOCIAL PROGRAMMING CONSISTENT WITH ITS INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP and COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION

  • With 700+ Local alumni, members have plentiful opportunities for personal and professional networking

PResence & legacy Beyond cambridge

  • SINCE THE FOUNDING OF OUR FIRST CHAPTER AT YALE IN 1844, ∆KE HAS PROUDLY SERVED Our Nation WITH MORE MEDAL OF HONOR winners & CIVIL WAR soldiers THAN ANY GREEK ORGANIZATION

  • ∆KE HAS THE MOST OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS OF ANY PEER IN THE GREEK SYSTEM

  • ∆KE Boasts the most United States Presidents of any Greek organization, Three of whom were affiliated with Alpha at Harvard

It is no coincidence that [six] Presidents of the United States have been Dekes and that our flag was flown with the Stars and Stripes on the first expedition to the North Pole and the first manned landing on the Moon. The individual qualities that ∆KE seeks have certainly withstood the test of time and served us all in good stead.
— President Gerald Ford, ∆KE Omicron Brother
 
 
 
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The ObJects of ∆KE

 

WE ARE grounded in our tradition of:

  1. The cultivation of general literature and social culture

  2. The advancement and encouragement of intellectual excellence

  3. The promotion of honorable friendship and useful citizenship

  4. The development of a spirit of tolerance and respect for the rights and views of others

  5. The maintenance of gentlemanly dignity, self-respect, and morality in all circumstances

  6. The union of stout hearts and kindred interests, to secure to merit its due reward.

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
— President Theodore Roosevelt, ∆KE Alpha Brother
 
 
 
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Notable Alumni

Presidents of the United States

  • Rutherford B. Hayes

  • tHeodore Roosevelt

  • franklin Roosevelt

  • Gerald Ford

  • George H.W. Bush

  • George W. Bush

Members of ∆KE at Harvard

  • tHeodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, Medal of honor Recipient, & Nobel Laureate

  • franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States

  • John Franklin Enders, Nobel Laureate, Professor, & Father of Modern Vaccines

  • William Randolph Hearst, Newspaper Magnate

  • Robert Bacon, Secretary of State

  • Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War

  • Henry Cabot Lodge, Senate Majority Leader

  • Nicholas Longworth, Speaker of the House

  • Owen Wister, Father of Western Fiction

  • Thomas W. Lamont, Banker & Donor of Lamont Library at Harvard

  • J.P. Morgan, Jr., financier & Banker

  • Rodolphe L. Agassiz, Polo CHampion

Other Notable Alumni

  • Dean Acheson, Secretary of State

  • Frank Batten, Founder of the Weather Channel

  • Alan Bean, Fourth Man on the Moon

  • Alfred S. Bloomingdale, father of the credit card

  • Melvin Dewey, Inventor of Dewey Decimal System

  • Herb Kelleher, Cofounder of Southwest Airlines

  • Robert E. Peary, First Man to Reach the North Pole

  • Cole Porter, Composer & musician

  • Dan Quayle, Vice President of the United States

  • Frederick W. Smith, Founder of FedEx

  • Sidney W. Souers, First Director of the CIA

  • Potter Stewart, Supreme Court Justice

Our noble fraternity has a long and distinguished history of providing the world with numerous political, sports, business, entertainment, medical and education leaders. I hope that DKE will continue this tradition and further build upon our rich legacy. As leaders of your respective chapters or alumni associations you are the standard bearers of our [173] years of excellence. Thank you for your continued diligent efforts to ensure a bright future for our Brotherhood.
— Vice-President Dan Quayle, ∆KE Psi Phi Brother
 
 
 
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Rush

∆KE is always looking for members who are in equal parts "gentleman, scholar, and jolly good fellow." Does this describe you? To begin your journey, please complete the information requested below to express interest, and we will be in contact with you promptly. We appreciate your time and desire to learn more.

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Candidate Nomination

Are you a ∆KE alumnus interested in nominating a local student for membership in Alpha? If so, please fill out the information indicated below. We appreciate your continued support.

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