alumni association

Welcome to the homepage of the Kenyon DKE Alumni Association.
Below is the registration form for Alumni Weekend 2017.
Dates are Sept 29th- Oct 1.
The cost for this year is $90 for the weekend.
Below you will find various options to register with dues payments and without.
Any questions please email alumni@lambdadke.org
Thanks and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone!

Lambda DKE 2017 Alumni Weekend Register Online:

history

Lambda chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon is Kenyon’s oldest fraternity. Since our founding in 1852 we have served as active members of Kenyon’s Greek Community. Over the years hundreds of Lambda Dekes have passed through Kenyon ultimately graduating as “friends from the heart forever.” We strive for excellence in all aspects of college life and take pride in our long history of academic achievement and community service.

Our Goal:
The Cultivation of General Literature and Social Culture, the Advancement and Encouragement of Intellectual Excellence, the Promotion of Honorable Friendship and Useful Citizenship, the Development of a Spirit of Tolerance and Respect for the Rights and Views of Others, the Maintenance of Gentlemanly Dignity, Self-Respect, and Morality in All Circumstances, and the Union of Stout Hearts and Kindred Interests to Secure to Merit its Due Reward.

While we live in the West Wing of Old Kenyon with the Bull’s Eye in room 403 as the center of our group activities, we call the Lodge in Gambier home. The lodge is fraternity property and open only to brothers. Each new member of the fraternity gains access to the Lodge only after they have completed the sacred pledge education process and are initiated as a brother of the fraternity for life.

We stay involved in the Kenyon community by organizing a series of charitable events, hosting social functions, and serving in leadership roles across campus life. At the Shawn Kelly Christmas Party, thrown annually in honor of a deceased brother, Lambda-Dekes provide Christmas presents to hundreds of underprivileged children in Knox County. In addition to the all-campus social functions we host every year in the West Wing Lounge of Old Kenyon, Lambda Dekes can be found across campus participating as Collegiate athletes, members of student government, and even as part of campus bands. We take great pride in our presence across campus life and support our brothers in all of their campus wide efforts.    

active chapter

While the Lambda chapter has begun its 162nd year on Kenyon’s campus, the active organization remains healthy and unified. With the addition of 10 new brothers last spring, the chapter has expanded to 30 members. Consisting of men from across the country, from Los Angeles to New York, Oshkosh to DC, the current chapter can be considered one of the most unique and diverse groups of Lambda Dekes in recent history.

On campus, Dekes maintain a high level of involvement in a variety of activities. In athletics, Dekes can be found playing varsity baseball (Chris Stevens ‘17), varsity golf (Mason McCool ‘17), varsity cross country (Riley Selig-Addiss ‘16), squash (Alex Piper ‘16), ultimate Frisbee (Alex Koch ‘15, Alex Piper ‘16, Dominic Camperchioli ‘17, Shaun Stewart ‘17), and rugby (Colin Finnegan ‘15, Alejandro Henao ‘16, Nick Waters ‘16, David Belsky ‘16, Owen McCloskey ‘16, Charlie Lehman ‘17, Joe Caruso ‘17). Two Dekes (Alex Piper ‘16- The Chasers and Chris Stevens ‘17- The Kokosingers) are proud members of the musical groups on campus. In addition, Dekes serve in leadership positions in a host of different campus organizations, including the Business & Finance Committee, Greek Council and Campus Senate.

Abroad, Nick Waters ‘16 can be found travelling the plains and mountains of New Zealand (University of Atago) while Alex Piper ‘16 is travelling through Europe and studying out of Freiburg, Germany.

DKE remains one of the most prominent and well-respected organizations on Kenyon’s campus. During the day, Dekes can be found on South Quad outside the West Wing of Old Kenyon, hosting BBQ dinners. At night, Dekes are dedicated to maintaining a vibrant social scene at Kenyon with events like the annual DKE Beach Party and the DKE Champagne Formal.

We are also proud to note that the active chapter remains especially dedicated to giving back to the Gambier community. Most notably, Dekes dedicate their time to work with Harcourt Parish, in addition to hosting their annual service events, the Shawn Kelly Memorial Christmas Benefit and the ALS fundraiser. Individual Dekes make use of their free time by tutoring at local elementary schools. Riley Selig-Addiss ‘16 also runs Transition Mission; an organization that works with the special needs program of Mt. Vernon’s local High School.

While the active chapter continues to adapt to the transforming culture on Kenyon’s campus, the bonds remain forever strong.

contact

Lambda Chapter            Lambda DKE Alumni Association
David Belsky, President
Delta Kappa Epsilon
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Kenyon College
Gambier, OH 43022
 
Walter Bulter, President
Ed Hourigan, Webmaster 
Lambda DKE Alumni Association
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Snail Mail: c/o Bob Heasley
P.O. Box 2004
Gambier, OH 43022  

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