Why Join Pi Delta?

What a year it has been!

Pi Delta Chapter has once again risen to the occasion and exceeded the expectations that were set by the Chapter in Fall of 2015.  We have exceeded in all categories and continue to be a leader in TKE Nation.

Although UAB has a small Greek system, our fraternity has set the standard that all fraternities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham should attain.

Pi Delta Chapter continues to be the premier fraternity at UAB.  Having won numerous Greek Awards, including the Dr. Aaron Lamar Chapter of Excellence Award in 4 of the past 6 years, the chapter continues to excel in all categories.  Pi Delta boasts an overall GPA of 3.18 which is well above the overall male average at UAB.  In addition, the chapter has been recognized with four consecutive prestigious TOP TEKE Chapter awards for overall chapter excellence from TKE International HQ. 

Above all else, Pi Delta IS UAB!!  It represents the many talents and faces of our diverse student body.

Summary of Membership Dues and Expenses

Once a man is invited to join Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity by receiving a bid, he becomes a “candidate” member.  Many fraternities still refer to this as “pledging” a fraternity, thus being called “pledges”. 

The following fees and expenses apply to new pledges of Pi Delta Chapter in Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity:

  • Candidate Fee - $90.00 - (Due within 14 days of bid acceptance – payable to TKE HQ)
  • Initiation Fee - $ 220.00 - (Due prior to initiation into the fraternity – payable to TKE HQ)
  • New Pledge Member Dues - $200.00 - (Due to the chapter during semester of pledging – includes some new member material)

If a new candidate member chooses to pay the entire $650.00 up front after receiving his bid, he will receive a 5% discount.

(Note:  The candidate period, also known as pledge training, generally lasts 8 -10 weeks with initiation following.  For Fall Semester, initiation generally occurs prior to the Holiday break, and Spring Semester initiation occurs prior to finals)

  • Member dues - $650.00 - (Per Fall and Spring semesters – 5% discount if paid in full by end of first month of semester)
  • Annual Membership Fees to TKE International HQ - $150.00 per man, however are paid through chapter funds.

There will be occasional expenses that each member will incur throughout the school year, semi-formals and our annual Red Carnation Ball (formal). 

The Pi-Delta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at University of Alabama at Birmingham was installed as a chapter on May 19, 1979.

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.