Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tau Kappa Epslion / Delta Tau Tau

Since 1960

Local fraternity Phi Delta was recognized by Clarkson's Inter-fraternity Council on March 20, 1960. They purchased 74 Elm from Zeta Nu several months later. On April 28, 1963 the brothers became the Iota Kappa chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon (Teke).

On August 14, 2000 the brothers lost recognition from their national, but were re-chartered on April 4, 2002. National allowed re-colonization after such a brief period (standard is five years) due to "strong alumni support and undergraduate dedication."

In 2005 the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity "declared their independence and evolved" into Delta Tau Tau Fraternity.

In the fall of 2013 12 Clarkson students re-founded the Iota Kappa colony of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Today, some alumni of the original TKE identify with Delta Tau Tau, some identify with the re-colonized TKE, and some identify with both organizations.

The brothers of Phi Delta in the 1961 yearbook
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Relay for Life 2016

Both schools held separate Relay for Life events recently, raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around the track. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Read more here

The following is based on the online information (actual totals may be higher). The Clarkson event was March 26. 48 teams and 753 participants raised $44,018.27. You can see all the teams here. The following Greek social organizations raised over $1,000 each:

AXP Basement Renovation

An alumni of Alpha Chi Rho shared these photos. I sure how their current and future actives enjoy this fabulous space. Three cheers for the AXP alumni association! 

As part of an ongoing full-house capital project, AXP recently completed a renovation of a basement room that was being underutilized. The room was gutted, structural and other issues addressed, and then completely refurbished as a weight room (freeing up an upstairs common room that was being used for that purpose).