Tau Epsilon Phi

Tau Epsilon Phi
ΤΕΦ
Tau Epsilon Phi Coat of Arms.png
FoundedOctober 10, 1910; 108 years ago (1910-10-10)
Columbia University
TypeSocial
MottoFriendship, Chivalry, Service[1]
Colors     Lavender
     White
FlagTau Epsilon Phi flag.png
FlowerThe Lily of the Mountain and
The Violet in combination[1]
JewelEmeralds and Pearls[1]
Chapters13
Colonies5
HeadquartersClaymont, www.tep.org

Tau Epsilon Phi (ΤΕΦ), commonly known as TEP or Tep, is an American fraternity with 13 active chapters, 5 active colonies, and 10 official alumni clubs[2] chiefly located at universities and colleges on the East Coast. The national headquarters is located in the New Jersey township of Voorhees and the official colors of the organization are lavender and white (although most chapters use purple instead of lavender).[3]

Ideals

The organization's creed asserts its governing ideals as "friendship, chivalry, service." TEP attracts and accepts brothers of all religions and ethnicities who agree to be bound by these ideals. Chapters uphold these ideals through participation in various social, academic, athletic and charity events.

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