Our History

Upsilon Kappa Chapter

The idea for a fraternity in Peterborough was proposed by AJ Newans, one of our founding fathers in March 2004. After contacting 3 separate fraternities, it was decided that Tau Kappa Epsilon was the appropriate choice to becoming an interest group. In the summer of 2004, Ed Dominy, Chris Sullivan, and 3 other members of the Upsilon Eta chapter in Oshawa visited to discuss the formation of a TKE colony.

November 9, 2005 - Colony 799 received its status at Fleming college.

February 12, 2005 - Chris Hagle, AJ Newans and Adrian Shields were the first 3 member of Colony 799 to be initiated into the fraternity.

April 9, 2005 - Darin Harris, Braydon Boland, Kyle Burke, Mike Saunders, Allen Dolphin, Zac Brown, Adam Yeoman and Don Newans (Honorary Alumni) were the last members of the Alpha class to be initiated into the fraternity.

December 9, 2005 - Beta Class was initiated


May 19, 2007- Colony 799 became the Upsilon Kappa chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon.


The Upsilon-Kappa Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Trent University was installed as a chapter on May 12, 2007.

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.