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Tau Kappa Epsilon: Kappa-Beta

1201 W University Dr
Edinburg,  TX 78539

Phone: (956) 844-4695

Tau Kappa Epsilon: Kappa-Beta

On the cold night of January 10, 1899, students of Illinois Wesleyan University, in the small Midwestern town of Bloomington, had just returned from the Christmas holidays when Joseph L. Settles went to the room occupied by James C. McNutt and Clarence A. Mayer at 504 East Locust Street to discuss the organization of a new society on campus. Joined immediately by Owen I. Truitt and C. Roy Atkinson, these five students created the first set of regulations for the Knights of Classic Lore, a society whose avowed purpose was "to aid college men in mental, moral, and social development."

It was not long before the name "Knights of Classic Lore" was eventually abandoned and the Greek letters Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) were selected. On December 29, 1964 Kappa-Beta would become the 218th chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon and the first social Fraternity at Pan American University (PAU).

Tau Kappa Epsilon: Kappa-Beta is an International Fraternity at UTRGV since 1964. Building Better Men for a Better World.

Creating Better Men For A Better World.

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Founded: International Founding: January 10, 1899. Chapter Founding: December 29, 1964.

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