Philanthropy

Teke Talladega

Each spring, Gamma-Theta hosts Teke Talladega. The event, held at Skate Station Funworks in Gainesville, is a four-hour go-kart race allowing teams to compete against each other to win the championship title. Multiple teams from each sorority race around the track, advancing through the bracket until one sorority is crowned the winner. All proceeds from the event, from entry fees to shirt sales, are donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by famed TKE Danny Thomas in 1978.

Dance Marathon

Every year, the chapter participates in the year-long Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon at UF is a yearlong effort involving community, hospitality, and marketing events at local businesses that culminates in the event each spring where students remain on their feet for 26.2 hours for those who can’t. Gamma-Theta has participated as dancers, FTKrew, Emerging Leaders, and Captains. TKE pairs with a sorority on campus to raise money together for the kids. Past pairings have included Sigma Kappa, Omega Phi Alpha, and Delta Nu Zeta. Last year, TKE raised over $10,000 for the cause. Since Dance Marathon at UF's start, over $12.4 million has been raised to benefit UFHealth Shands Children’s Hospital, our local CMN hospital. 

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The Gamma-Theta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at University of Florida was installed as a chapter on January 28, 1950.

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.