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
Facebook page

TKE crest

DTT crest
74 Elm Street
Phi Delta house, 1962 yearbook

DTT house, 2012


  1. i find it very interesting that the DTT crest is stepping on a skull when on TKE crest the skull is on the top ... ever wonder.

    1. I do believe that it's holding the skull in it's talon, not stepping on it. In a way, they're carrying on from where they left of as TKE as opposed to totally leaving their TKE history behind them

  2. Regarding the statement: "Today some alumni of the original TKE identify with Delta Tau Tau, and some identify with the re-colonized TKE."

    Some alumni identify with both.

  3. On April 9th, 2016, Iota-Kappa was re-chartered at Clarkson University.

    1. It was a sad day in history for the brother of the REAL Iota Kappa chapter!

  4. It would be accurate to say, some alumni identify with neither; but no alumni identify with both.