Please Donate to the TKE Pi Mu Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Buffalo State College.
Help keep the chapter going… Those pesky insurance bills never cease, please help. The chapter is fiscally responsible in paying their dues but can never get ahead…
Imagine if everyone of our 350 Alumni donated $10.00 that would just about cover our liability insurance for a year.
We have set up various donation levels below to help choose what’s comfortable for you. All donations can be paid with all major credit cards or Pay Pal. Thank you in advance for your support.
Webmaster Donation Level – $5
The TKEPiMu.com website was programmed in the summer of 2010 by an alumni of the Pi-Mu chapter and has been kept current ever since. This Frater has spent 100’s of hours on the site and annually donates the hosting. Please donate at least $5.00 every year at the webmaster’s donation level so he may maintain his sanity knowing his fellow alumni care enough that the Pi-Mu chapter at Buffalo State lasts for eternity and still love their fraternity as much as he does. YITB
Red Carnation Donation Level – $10
The official flower of the Fraternity is the red carnation. From the red carnation is derived the color for our Coat-of-Arms, flag, banner, and many other symbols. The official flower is worn during initiations and at TKE banquets. It is also represented by the Red Carnation Ball, a banquet and dance celebrated by most TKE chapters each year.
The Pi Mu Founder Level – $19.82
The Pi Mu Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at State University College-Buffalo became an official chapter on April 24, 1982.
The induction was overseen by Silver Maple Leaf Award winner Ed Dominey, future Grand Prytanis Tom Castner and the Grand Hegemon Jim Margolin who became a future Grand Prytanis. The Induction dinner was held on the 38th Floor of the HSBC building in Buffalo.
Triangle Donation Level – $25
Symbol and Colors
The primary symbol of the Fraternity is the equilateral triangle. It appears proudly upon the Fraternity’s badge, upon it’s Coat-of-Arms, and upon the Fraternity flag. Equal-sided, representing the striving toward a full and equal development of mind, body, and heart, it means much within ranks of our Fraternity. It serves as a reminder, too, of the early days of the Fraternity and the traditions established by its founders, since the first three chapters of Tau Kappa Epsilon, which supplied the foundations for its growth, formed an equilateral triangle in their geographical relationship. The official colors of Tau Kappa Epsilon are cherry and gray.
Five Founders Donation Level – $50
On or near January 10th of each year, undergraduate and alumni chapters of Tau Kappa Epsilon celebrate the founding of our Fraternity and honor the five Founders. This day, known as Founders’ Day, is usually celebrated by a traditional banquet. At this celebration, contributions are collected for the Founders’ Student Loan Fund, and the Grand Prytanis sends a subtle message to each chapter to be read as part of the program.
Horse Shoe Donation Level – $100
In April of 1921 members of the Fraternity at The Ohio State University made their way to the Conclave in Madison, Wisconsin. At the conclusion of the vote granting their charter as Omicron Chapter, one of the members pulled from his pants pocket a rusty horseshoe which the fraters had picked up along the way. Believing that the horseshoe had granted the chapter good luck, the tradition began to pass the horseshoe down to each chapter. The original horseshoe was lost during World War II at the Alpha-Chi Chapter, and was replaced with a new horseshoe to continue the tradition. In mid-1995, the original horseshoe was discovered by Past Grand Prytanis Rodney Williams among some artifacts belonging to Alpha-Chi Chapter, which had been held for years by a charter member of the chapter. At the 49th Biennial Conclave, the original TKE horseshoe from Omicron Chapter was displayed, and the story behind its loss explained.
This Horse shoe might just bring you some luck Too!
Apollo Donation Level – $250
The mythological ideal or patron of Tau Kappa Epsilon is Apollo, one of the most important of Olympian divinities. The Grecian god of music and culture, of light and the ideals toward which all Tekes must constantly be striving. Typifying the finest development of manhood, the selection of Apollo is most appropriate.
The Badge Donation Level – $500
The official membership badge, made of either white or Roman gold and adorned with three white pearls, is by far the most important item of TKE insignia in general use. Only this badge may be worn by undergraduate members. Jeweled badges, crown set with pearls, diamonds, rubies or emeralds, according to choice, may be worn by alumni members. Frequently the standard membership badge is used as a token of engagement. Miniature badges are also available for mothers, sisters, or for engagement purposes. The TKE ‘badge of gold’, unique in its design and distinctiveness, has never been changed since its adoption. The meaning and connotations of the badge are revealed to members during initiation.
Coat of Arms Donation Level – $1,000
Coat of Arms
The TKE Coat-of-Arms consists of a shield of the Norman form, upon which is a bend with five equilateral triangles, surmounting a scroll bearing the initial letters of a secret motto in Greek, and surmounted by a skull, or death’s head, three-quarters profile. This assemblage is done in the official colors, cherry and gray, properly mantled. Its connotation, or meaning, is also revealed by the initiation ritual. The Coat-of-Arms may be used only by official members of the Fraternity on stationery, jewelry, and other personal effects. It is used by the Fraternity upon its official stationery, membership certificates, and other documents. Distinctive and beautiful, the TKE Coat-of-Arms is vastly unique to that employed by any other Fraternity. Modified slightly several times during the early years of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the present Coat-of-Arms, adopted in 1926, was designed by Dr. Carlton B. Pierce and Ms. Emily Butterfield.
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