Chapter Costs and Information

Our Six Principles

1. Scholarship - We expect you to diligently pursue your degree and will assist you by providing a support system and scholarships for those who earn good grades.

2. Character - We expect you to act responsibility and with integrity, and to be accountable for your actions.

3. Leadership - We expect you to expand your leadership skills both through TKE and other campus activities.

4. Teamwork - We expect you to be engaged in the activities of the fraternity and support other members in their endeavors.

5. Service - We expect you to experience the sense of fulfillment that comes from supporting our university and the community through service projects and philanthropy. 

6. Brotherhood - We expect you to get to know all members and build relationships that will last a lifetime. You will also be able to network with over 1400 TKE alumni.

How Much Does it Cost to be a TKE?

Candidate Fee $75 (one-time) This provides candidate members with a copy of The Teke Guide to learn about the history, values & traditions of Tau Kappa Epsilon. This fee is paid within two weeks of accepting a bid.

Initiation Fee $225 (one-time) This fee grants you full privileges of membership in Tau Kappa Epsilon. It is paid prior to initiating, which is generally six to seven weeks following acceptance of a bid.

Chapter Dues $650-$750 (yearly) These dues cover a variety of fees that must be paid to headquarters & funds for the local chapter to cover various expenses like social events, homecoming activities & intra-mural entry fees.

Non-Resident House Fee This fee is paid by members who elect not to live in the TKE House. These fees help cover the maintenance costs for the common areas like the chapter room & the grounds. In the 2018/2019 schoolyear, this fee is $100 per semester.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, scholarships are currently available for members who live in the house and whose GPA’s exceed 3.00.  The scholarships range from $750 to $1000 per year, depending on GPA.

The TKE House

Located next to the campus at 555 W. Ninth Street, the TKE house/property is the largest fraternity property at Northwest Missouri State.  There are 8 living suites, each consisting of 2 large bedrooms and a shared bathroom.  The common areas consist of a commercially furnished kitchen, a television lounge, a games area with a pool and foosball table, a 30x60 foot chapter room, a study area and washer/dryer facilities on both the first and second floor.  There is also a large deck with views of the campus.  Outside the house, there is a large parking lot which can accommodate several dozen vehicles, a patio with a grill, two basketball goals and a sand volleyball court.  Adjacent to the property is a large field on which football, soccer or kick ball can be played, next to which is a baseball/softball field which is city owned but often available for use.

Alcohol & Smoke Free

Both the TKE House and the property are alcohol and drug-free. While we do not prohibit members from drinking away from the TKE House, we feel that the focal point of the fraternity should be our six principles rather than alcohol. People who wish to smoke or vape must do so outside.

Other Safety Features

The House contains both smoke detectors and sprinklers in each living area and the common areas.  There are four entryways/exits to the house, including stairwells at the northwest and southeast corners of the house.  Fire extinguishers and alarms are located in multiple areas of the house.  Each bedroom contains an emergency map on the wall, as well as a window large enough to accommodate immediate exit in the event of a fire

An adult lives in the house year-round to help ensure that rules are followed and safety is enforced, and alumni advisors visit the house at least once per week, often unannounced.

Cost to Live in the TKE House

Cost Per Semester (2018/2019 rates)

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

TKE House (2018-2019 rate)






South Complex



Tower Suite






Costs include all utilities for both the TKE House and the dormitories.

Parking is free at the TKE House; university permits cost $160 per year.



The Delta-Nu Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Northwest Missouri State University was installed as a chapter on May 15, 1954.

Since 1899, Tau Kappa Epsilon has never had an exclusionary clause for membership. TKE does not judge men on their wealth, rank or honor, but instead on their personal worth and character.

Our mission is to "to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life." In essence, we build Better Men for a Better World.