TKE is a very popular fraternity at USC and usually invites around 50 men to join per year. Statistically, only 8% of men who want to join TKE are offered an invitation to join. Men join TKE during a recruitment period called “Fraternity Rush” which occurs two times per academic year at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Men joining a fraternity at USC must have completed 12 academic units at USC and earn a minimum GPA of 2.50. That means that first semester freshmen are not eligible to join TKE.
If your son is selected to join TKE he will become a Candidate for membership in the fraternity. Candidates embark on a thirty day educational program and upon successful completion are initiated. Candidates and their parents receive a written copy of the program including dates, events, and expectations. TKE does not participate in or condone hazing, which is also prohibited by USC and the State of California.