Flagpole in Memory of Ben DumaFebruary 11, 2021

24kGoldn Rising!September 4, 2020

Beta-Sigma TKE 24kGoldn, aka Frater Golden Landis Von Jones is ascending the charts and on the verge of superstardom.  He jumped from #10 to #1 on Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart to become the top emerging act in the U.S. for the first time, powered in large part by his new single “Mood.” which surged to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, #1 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and #11 on Hot Rap Songs.  He is in heavy rotation of LA Radio Station KROQ.  Described by music critics as “Bringing MySpace Emo to TikTok Rap” he has a unique style that blends Rap, Hip Hop, and Alternative.  24KGoldn was added to the Beta-Sigma Distinguished Alumni list on June 15, 2020.

Mood Official Video

24KGoldn’s XXL Freshman Freestyle

TKE Move-In Process Begins – UpdatesAugust 10, 2020

TKE Members and Parents,

Our annual property turn-over process started yesterday and is going well.  Everyone has moved out.  All rooms and common areas are being cleared for maintenance, repairs, and deep cleaning.   The kitchen, dining room, and library were deep cleaned, disinfected, and locked up before the move-out date.  Move-in day is Monday, August 14th at 10am.  Here is a detailed run-down of what we are doing between now and move-in:

Clear all stuff from rooms and common areas.
Haul away all unwanted stuff and trash.
Electrician inspection of all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Replace all broken missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Replace all smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries.
Test all lights and switches, replace bulbs and switches as needed.
Test all electrical outlets, replace broken outlets, and covers as needed.
Replace all HVAC thermostat batteries.
Patching and spot painting of rooms as needed.
Clean all rooms and surfaces with pine sol multi-surface cleaner.
Empty, clean and sanitize all room refrigerators.
Steam cleaning/sanitizing of all room floors and carpets.
Deep clean and sanitize all common area bathrooms.
Spray for pests.
Final pass spray/sanitization of all surfaces.
Disinfectant fogging of all rooms.

A video message from Board of Advisors Member Tom Rule and House Director Lee Snider (who was camera shy):

Undergraduate Executive Board and the Alumni Board of Advisors
Beta-Sigma Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
University of Southern California

Covid19 Plan UpdatesJuly 22, 2020

TKE Members and Parents:

We are continuing to develop and enhance our Covid19 Plan for TKE operations this Fall semester. We want to to thank all of you who have provided feedback and ideas. Here are the highlights of the updates:

1. We experienced our first case of a member infection. The member is fine and experienced almost no symptoms. After diagnosis he was admitted into the USC Hotel for a period of isolation under USC Health Center direction. His room was cleaned and disinfected after a 72 hour vacant period and he has since moved back into his room. All-in-all both the USC and TKE Covid protocols worked well.

2. We have now purchased and received our entire stockpile of supplies. They are secured in board storage.

3. We are exploring expanding our cleaning service from 5 days a week to 7 days a week.

4. The chapter will be appointing Covid Risk Managers who will oversee many aspects of our Covd19 Policy, including being responsible for daily wellness checks of members through either the Trojan Check app or a temperature reading.

5. We have clarified that a Meeting or Gathering is a member only event related to fraternity operations or brotherhood. It is not a social event.

6. We have started developing a Guest Policy and a Social Gathering Policy, although these policies are pending, subject to change and not yet approved. We will most likely wait until move-in day before finalizing these policies.

7. We have enhanced our resident infection plan based on our recent experience. This includes designating one Unit in TKE East (with a connected private bathroom as our quarantine room for the entire Fall semester.

8. We have added guidance as to how members should sleep in their rooms to ensure maximum distance from one another. There are no rooms with more than three members this Fall semester and all loft bed configurations allow for at least six feet of distance.

9. We had a surprise visit from the LA County Health Department. During the visit they met with our House Director and were impressed with our preparation, policies, and the condition of the properties.

We will continue to update everyone as things develop.  Read the entire updated plan here.

Undergraduate Executive Board and the Alumni Board of Advisors
Beta-Sigma Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
University of Southern California

Covid19 Plan for TKE OperationsJuly 6, 2020

Chapter Leadership, the Alumni Advisory Board, and the House Director have been working together to develop our Covid19 Plan for TKE Operations this Fall Semester 2020.  This plan was developed based on guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles Department of Health and University of Southern
California. These policies will likely evolve as guidance is revised.