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DKE Rho Chapter 160th Anniversary Celebration

Rho Chapter Celebrating 160 Years

On October 15, 1855, our Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was born when Andrew Cross Trippe ‘57 and Joshua Williams Kerr ‘56 secured our founding charter from Phi. One hundred and sixty years later, Rho remains the oldest, strongest and most storied of the fraternities at Lafayette College. To commemorate this occasion, we transformed the DKE House to reflect the true strength of the Rho Chapter.

During this Homecoming weekend, October 16-18, 2015 we will celebrate our beloved fraternity.

Friday, October 16

Golf Outing, Architects Golf Club 11: 30 a.m. Lunch followed by a shotgun start at noon - 3 p.m.

Please join students, alumni, parents, and friends in support of Delta Kappa Epsilon and participate in your choice of great food, activities, golf, and prizes at a Architects Golf Club.   Registration cost is $80 per person.  Please consider sponsoring a DKE student to participate in this event.

DKE House Dedication Ceremony, 5 - 6 p.m.

Join President Byerly, the Board of Trustees, and your fellow Rho Dekes at the dedication ceremony commemorating the 160th Anniversary of the Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, the oldest and most storied fraternity at Lafayette College. For those donors who have given $1,826 or more, the Marquis Founders reception will be hosted immediately following the DKE dedication.

Oktoberfest @ DKE House, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Join students, alumni, parents and friends at the DKE House for Bavarian themes food and beverages, including petite sandwich tray (ham and swiss with apple honey mustard, roast beef and cheddar with horseradish), potato and saurkraut croquettes with dill aioli, chicken schnitzel bites, bratwurst, knockwurst, and kielbasa with dusseldorf mustard, horseradish mustard and spicy brown mustard. Registration is required to plan our catering order. This event will be cosponsored with a group of the undergraduates’ choosing. $25 per person.

Saturday, October 17

Annual Meeting of the Rho House Association, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

After getting your egg McWalt to start the day, hear the reports of the officers of the Rho House Association, meet your undergraduate brothers, and ask your questions about our beloved fraternity.

Tailgate @ DKE House, 12 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

This BYOB event features an open DKE House over lunch with student bartenders until the football game against Harvard kicks off at 3:30 p.m. The DKE House will serve light food so we encourage you to bring food for a tailgate in addition to your beverages of choice.

160th Anniversary Dinner @ Marquis Hall,  6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The 160th Anniversary Dinner will include a cocktail hour and passed hors d’ouerves beginning at 6:30 PM, followed by a dinner with a program commemorating this significant milestone for our beloved fraternity. A photographer will take photos of all Rho Dekes in attendance for a composite. Dress is business attire, and spouses are encouraged to attend, as are parents of undergraduates. Pricing: $50 per person.

Nightcap @ DKE House (Registration Required),  9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Retire to the DKE House for a nightcap and cigars. Menu items for this event include a fruit and cheese display, house-made potato chips, warm spinach and artichoke dip, baked goods and mini cannoli.  Pricing: $25 per person.

Sunday, October 18

Steak and Bloody Marys

Steak & Bloody Marys, Gregory's Steakhouse. 2201 Schoenersville Rd. Allentown, PA 18109. Contact Fletcher Thomson at fletch1@gmail.com. Time: When will Dekes wake up?


Order 160th Anniversary DKE merchandise and show your pride!  Prices include shipping to Lafayette College.  You can pickup your merchandise at the DKE House during the 160th Anniversary celebration. If you would like your order shipped to you, please contact Michael DeLisi at michael.s.delisi@gmail.com

  • DKE 160th Line Hat  Pricing:$22.99
  • DKE 160th Tri-Blend T-Shirt Pricing: $16.99
  • DKE 160th Rampant  Lion Embroidered Polo Shirt Pricing: $24.99
  • DKE 160th Pint Glass Pricing: $14.99


Contact Information

Michael De Lisi '03

Date & Location

Date: 10/16/2015 to 10/18/2015
Location: Easton, PA

RHO House
Lafayette College Campus